Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with an Immune Disorder?

When your medical condition stops you from working, you need to talk with a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney to find out if you can qualify for Social Security Disability income. Immune disorders can potentially qualify you for benefits, so if you have an immune disorder, it is important to learn the Social Security Disability rules so you can determine if you will be able to receive disability income to support yourself and your loved ones. 

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits with an Immune Disorder

There are certain specific criteria you have to meet to get disability benefits based on your immune disorder. Your disorder must stop you from doing any job you’re qualified for and you cannot be engaged in substantial gainful activity, which is defined as earning a certain level of income. Your condition also has to be long-term.

If you meet these basic criteria, you’ll still need to prove your immune disorder is severe enough to qualify you for benefits. You can do this by showing you have a disorder listed on the Social Security Administration’s listing of impairments, which is informally called the blue book. You’ll also have to show you experience specific symptoms associated with that disorder. You could also show you have a disorder equivalent in severity to a listed condition. 

Immune disorders are listed in section 14.00 of Part A of the blue book for adults. Some of the listed disorders include Systemic lupus erythematosus and Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), among others.

If you have these conditions, another listed condition, or any immune disorder severe enough to stop you from working, you should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney for help fighting for benefits.