Are you constantly tired and in pain with lupus? Are you still working at your job even though it is too difficult to continue? You may want to consider filing for Florida Social Security disability benefits.

The Social Security Administration does consider systemic lupus erythmatosus an immune system impairment. However, it is difficult to receive benefits, as it is challenging to establish a claim. Although lupus is a debilitating disease, it affects everyone differently which presents barriers for establishing a claim.

Because the Social Security Administration is focused on function and not on the diagnosis, they need to see documentation on how lupus affects your function to perform your work tasks and other ordinary tasks in your daily life. 

Because there are some aspects of lupus that cannot be seen on an x-ray, it is critical that your medical records show frequent complaints to your doctor. Things such as pain, chronic fatigue, swelling, joint pain and more can suggest to Social Security that you are affected by this debilitating illness.

In addition, it is important that your employer or others in your life can attest that you suffer from constant physical fatigue and pain, which prevents you from doing certain tasks.

The process is easier with the help of a South Florida Social Security disability attorney

We understand that while you are dealing with a debilitating illness, you may not have the energy or time to invest in filing a Florida disability claim for benefits.  We can help you in the process and make sure necessary documentation regarding the devastating effects of lupus is provided to Social Security for your claim review. Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”1″] or [number type=”1″] for help today.