Is asthma a disability that can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? Yes, if you have frequent asthma attacks that prevent you from working, you may qualify for benefits. A disability representative like Crest SSD can help you obtain SSDI benefits as soon as possible.
Individuals experiencing asthma attacks can find it impossible to maintain full-time work if their asthma cannot be controlled with medication. If you have enough work credits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will ask the following questions to decide if you are disabled:
1. Are you working?
2. Is your condition severe?
3. Is your condition found in the list of disabling conditions?
4. Can you do the work you did previously?
5. Can you do any other type of work?
Continue reading to learn whether your asthma is eligible for disability benefits and how a disability lawyer will help you receive the disability payments you deserve.
If asthma reduces your ability to work and makes it difficult for you to support yourself, contact Crest SSD to obtain SSDI benefits. Find out if your condition qualifies!
Basic SSDI Requirements
Before Social Security examines your condition’s specifics, you will have to pass the initial requirements.
• First, if you are working, you cannot earn more than the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level. In 2020, that amount was $1,260 per month. In 2021, the amount is $1,310.
• Second, your asthma must be severe and has affected you or is expected to affect you for 12 months.
If your asthma meets these requirements, the SSA will continue to review your application, and you are on a good path to receiving benefits.
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SSA’s Requirements To Get Disability Benefits For Asthma
Is asthma found in the list of disabling conditions? Yes, asthma is addressed in the SSA’s Listing of Impairments, also known as the “Blue Book,” in Section 3.1 Chronic Respiratory Disorders.
To meet the requirements for asthma, you must meet the following:
• Your Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV) must be as low as stated in the SSA’s Table VI-A or VI.
• Had exacerbations or complications requiring three hospitalizations within a 12-month period and at least 30 days apart.
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What Medical Evidence Do You Need For Your Claim?
The medical evidence provided in your claim is extremely important. A disability expert can help you request and submit any medical documentation needed for your claim.
To confirm your asthma severity, you will need to provide at least 12 consecutive months of medical records. Medical records include but are not limited to:
• Records from your doctor
• Documentation of how often and for how long you were hospitalized
• Names and addresses of every hospital, clinic, and ER facility you received treatment
• Names and dosages of all medications
Asthma And Your Ability To Work
If your asthma does not meet the severity requirements listed, you can still be approved for benefits if you can prove your condition prevents you from continuing working in your previous line of work.
The SSA will also evaluate whether other work can be done based on your skills, age, education, and Residual Functional Capacity (RFC). Your RFC is the remaining ability to perform work-related activities in consideration of your asthma.
Winning Social Security Disability Benefits for Asthma
Asthma is a disability that can qualify for SSDI, and Crest SSD has extensive experience assisting applicants who have asthma to obtain benefits. If you have asthma and you are unable to work, please contact us for a free evaluation.
Crest SSD provides disability services to applicants in all 50 U.S. states. There are no upfront costs. You do not pay us anything unless you receive benefits, and even then, it’s $0 out of pocket – we get paid directly by Social Security!
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