Your diabetes has reached the point where you can’t work anymore. A monthly benefits check from Social Security Disability sure would help you and your family regain much-needed stability in a tough time.
You’re worried about paying the bills, putting food on the table and keeping a roof over your head. Your family may even be worried about the stress from job loss and financial strain making your health even worse.
Social Security recognizes diabetes as a disability that can qualify you for financial assistance—but only if your case is severe enough to meet their very strict criteria.
You tried applying for benefits, but you received a letter saying your application had been denied. Now what?
Having a disability denials attorney on your side—one with years of experience helping people get approved for benefits—can help you appeal Social Security’s decision and possibly win life-changing benefits after all.
Fast action is critical. From the time you receive Social Security’s notification of denial, you only have 60 days to file an appeal. Contact a disability attorney right away. At the Becker Law Office in Madison, this is what we do.
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Diabetes is common.
According to statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, about 9 percent of adults in our state are diagnosed with diabetes. Possibly another 34 percent have prediabetes and are at risk of the disease, but many of them don’t even know it yet.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are chronic disorders that can have serious disabling complications, enough to qualify for benefits.
For disability benefits, your case of diabetes must be severe enough that you can’t work.
Of course, some people with diabetes can still work.
For many, diet adjustments, exercise, sleep habits, and medications allow them to control the symptoms and enable them to keep working with few or no changes to their jobs.
They aren’t the ones who will qualify for disability benefits.
But others have diabetes symptoms so severe that it’s impossible to work.
When diabetes is uncontrolled or poorly controlled, severe complications can arise, including light sensitivity, blindness, nerve or organ damage, digestive problems, skin sores and infections.
If diabetes has caused issues like these for you, blocking you from holding a job, you may be eligible for disability benefits.
Do you want to know where you stand? It doesn’t cost anything to have our disability law team listen to your situation and give you an idea of what to expect from a disability claim.
Appealing your denial of benefits for diabetes will be much more complicated than your initial application.
Your chances of a successful appeal can be higher if you have an experienced disability appeals lawyer on your side. Here’s what they will bring to the table:
Best of all, you pay no attorney fee until you win benefits.
The Becker Law Office has helped thousands of people in Wisconsin appeal their disability denials.
If you’ve been denied benefits that could help you cover your expenses and move forward with your life, it’s time to get in touch with a disability lawyer.