${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
Call today for a free consultation
877-330-4817
877-330-4817

Update: Obtaining Social Security disability benefits for diabetes

Our Charlotte disability lawyers in Charlotte can represent you from start to finish. Call Bridgman Law Offices at (704) 815-6055 today.

In our February 4, 2011 post, we discussed the proof required to be awarded disability benefits for diabetes. Here, we discuss revised proof requirements recently established by Social Security.

As with any medical condition, your diabetes may serve as the basis for an award of Social Security disability benefits if the nature and severity of your condition (a) meets or equals a Listing impairment or (b) prevents you from working.

Prior to June 2011, a claim for disability benefits based on diabetes was evaluated under three separate diabetes listings: neuropathy (Listing 9.08A); ketoacidosis (Listing 9.08B); and retinitis proliferans (Listing 9.08C). Post-June 2011, however, a claim for disability benefits is evaluated under the listing for the body system impacted by the claimant's diabetes; there is no separate listing for diabetes per se. Thus, for example, if your diabetes causes heart-problems, it will be evaluated under the cardiovascular listing (Listing 4.00); if your diabetes results in impaired cognitive functioning, it will be evaluated under the mental disorders listing (Listing 12.00).

If you have questions about whether your diabetes meets or equals a Social Security disability listing, and you are not currently represented by a Charlotte disability lawyer, please contact us for a free initial consultation. Use the claim evaluation form on this page to tell us briefly about your condition, or call or email us directly. The Social Security listings are complicated, and the process of determining whether you qualify is often convoluted. As experienced Charlotte disability lawyers, we can help you make sense of it all.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Charlotte Office
428 East 4th St. Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28202

Toll Free: 877-330-4817
Fax: 704-271-9708
Charlotte Law Office Map

Columbia Office
5111 Trenholm Rd.
Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29206

Toll Free: 877-330-4817
Fax: 704-271-9708
Map & Directions

Atlanta Office
881 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Suite 14
Atlanta, GA 30306

Toll Free: 877-330-4817
Fax: 704-271-9708
Map & Directions

Asheville Office
28 Schenck Parkway
Building 2B
Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28803

Toll Free: 877-330-4817
Fax: 704-271-9708
Map & Directions

Satellite Office
2309 West Cone Blvd.
Suite 150F
Greensboro, NC 27408

Toll Free: 877-330-4817
Fax: 704-271-9708
Map & Directions