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Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits for a Connective Tissue Disorder

If you have a connective tissue disorder which importantly limits  your ability to work you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

Here, a New York disability lawyer will explain the Social Security Administration’s criteria for being disabled as a result of a connective tissue disorder.

A connective tissue disorder includes a number of diseases affecting muscles and joints, including, but not limited to, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and lupus.

To qualify for disability benefits, your connective tissue disorder must involve at least two organs of the body,  and have at least a moderate affect on one of these  organs.

You will be required to submit  a complete copy of your  medical record in support of your application, providing  the details relating to your diagnosis and treatment,  and spelling out  the nature, severity and functional effects of your connective disorder disorder.

The Social Security Administration provides disability benefits to individuals who have a physical or mental impairment which  affects their ability to maintain a job; and in  determining your ability to work despite your connective tissue disorder, the Social Security Administration commonly examines the evidence to determine whether your social functions and daily activities are significantly limited.

The Social Security Administration will also examine your monthly income. As of 2011, if you earn $1,000 or more per month, you are presumed to be engaged in substantial gainful activity, and therefore not eligible to receive disability benefits.

Applying for disability benefits can be a lengthy and complicated process, and it may be helpful to speak with a New York disability lawyer before you begin the process of applying for benefits.

If the Social Security Administration denies your claim, consultation with a New York disability lawyer is of particular importance, since many more cases are successful on appeal than upon application.

For a free initial consultation, contact New York disability lawyer Herbert Forsmith by filling out the form on this page.

If you have questions, or would rather rather telephone, I will be pleased to personally provide your  initial consultation without charge.