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Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits for Sleep Apnea

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that interferes with an individual’s ability to breathe while asleep. Breathing may cease up to two minutes, and these episodes can occur  a number of  times throughout the night. Sleep apnea can affect the amount of oxygen in the blood stream thereby affecting brain, lung and heart function. If you have sleep apnea in its severest form, you may experience disorientation and a lack of memory.

The Social Security Administration assists individuals with mental or physical impairments by providing monthly disability benefits to help them maintain their livelihood if their ability to work is significantly affected by the condition.

To receive Social Security disability benefits, an applicant must submit a claim and all relevant medical records, including treatment notes, tests, and medication the applicant is taking.

It is also beneficial to submit a letter from the applicant’s treating  doctors describing the the applicant’s condition and  treatments he has received.

Effects of sleep apnea can markedly  interfere with an individual’s job performance. If your sleep apnea is  limiting your ability to work to support yourself and your family, contact New York disability attorney Herbert Forsmith to discover how to obtain Social Security Disability benefits for the limitations imposed by sleep apnea.