The Benefits You Deserve
Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE), or lupus, can radically alter your life in an instant.
Even worse, the symptoms can be hard to pinpoint, making it hard for you and the outside world to understand what you’re going through.
You aren’t alone, though. About 1.5 million people in the United States suffer from lupus, according to the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA). And, in many cases, it makes working impossible.
In fact, according to the LFA, two out of three lupus patients reported a complete or partial loss of income thanks to the disorder.
It’s understandable to be scared. Situations like yours are why Social Security Disability benefits exist. The monthly checks can help you avoid financial pitfall while you focus on what’s most important: your health.
At the law offices of Karen Kraus Bill, Social Security Disability is all we do. We’ve made it our mission to help our neighbors in Missouri win the benefits they need to keep going.
Give us a call today to get started.
How to Qualify for Social Security Disability with Lupus in MO
Lupus can manifest itself throughout your body.
Patients suffer from things like chronic fatigue, inflammation, skin rashes, lesions, fever and more, rendering them unable to perform normal household duties, much less work full time.
There are two main ways to win benefits with lupus:
- You can prove that two of your body systems or organs are affected by lupus, and you often endure other symptoms like fatigue, fever or weight loss.
- You can show that your daily functioning is severely limited due to your condition.
We know you have questions. It can be hard to process this all. We can give you the answers you’re looking for.
We’ll even evaluate your case at no charge to you.
Evidence You Must Show to Win Benefits
Unfortunately, you can’t just tell Social Security you have lupus. You have to prove it. Here’s their main baseline they use to award benefits:
- Your condition makes working impossible.
- You can’t switch to a new line of work.
- You won’t be able to work for at least a year.
With lupus, here’s a general idea of what you’ll have to include in your application:
- Documentation of your diagnosis from a rheumatologist or a physician specializing in lupus
- Test results that rule out other conditions. Lupus has symptoms that are common to many other health problems
- Doctor’s reports that describe your symptoms in detail
- Medical records that describe the treatments you’ve undergone and their effects
- A list of medications you’ve been prescribed and how they’ve worked
- Test results for common complications of lupus
- A daily diary of your symptoms
- Any other treatment records
We know it can be overwhelming. The good news? You don’t have to go through this alone.
Let us guide you through this tough time. The Social Security system can be complex and confusing, leaving outsiders baffled and rejected.
If you’ve been denied already, don’t lose hope. We see many of our clients win benefits on appeal.
Karen Kraus Bill knows the system and knows how to give you the best chance at winning the benefits you need.
Don’t take a chance on your future. Call us today.