Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with a Respiratory Disorder

If you have a respiratory disorder that prevents you from working, you are probably worried about how you will support yourself and your loved ones. 

Depending upon the nature of your respiratory disorder, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. However, your ability to get benefits will vary depending upon the nature of your disorder, how severe it is, and whether it has caused you to be too disabled to work. Your condition must also be a long-term one. 

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine whether you can qualify for benefits based on a respiratory disorder, so contact an attorney for help as soon as possible. 

Qualifying for Disability Benefits on the Basis of a Respiratory Disorder

In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you will need to prove you have a medical condition that is either listed on Social Security’s listing of impairments or that is medically equivalent to listed conditions.

The listing of impairments is sometimes informally called the “blue book.” Respiratory disorders are covered within section 3.00 of the blue book. 

There are many different respiratory disorders addressed in section 3.00 including asthma, cystic fibrosis, and bronchiectasis, among others. 

If your condition is listed, you should determine if you have the required symptoms for that particular condition. If you do, and if you can prove your condition with those associated symptoms stops you from working, you should get benefits. If your condition isn’t listed or you don’t have the required symptoms, you’ll have to prove your medically problems are equally impairing.

A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to present evidence that your respiratory condition has caused you to be sufficiently disabled, so give us a call today for help trying to claim Social Security disability income.