Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with a Skin Disorder

If you have a skin disorder, that condition may make it impossible for you to work. If you have found yourself in this situation, you should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer to find out if you can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

There are some skin disorders that can qualify you to receive disability income through the Social Security Administration, but you’ll need to be prepared to provide proof of your medical condition and associated symptoms. 

Qualifying for Social Security Disability with a Skin Disorder

The Social Security Administration uses its “blue book,” or listing of impairments to help determine who will qualify for Social Security Disability.

If you have a condition that is listed in the blue book, you should be able to receive disability income as long as you have solid medical proof you have the symptoms that the blue book says must be associated with your condition. You also cannot be able to work due to your condition and the condition must be long-term.

Skin conditions are listed in Section 8.00 of Part A for adults. Some of the conditions that can enable you to qualify include Bullous disease and Chronic infections of the skin or mucous membranes.  If your condition is not listed, you will have to prove it is medically equivalent in severity to listed conditions. 

Proving you have a covered condition and that you should receive benefits can be difficult, even when you believe you should clearly be entitled to benefits. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help, so contact an attorney as soon as possible when you get too sick to work.