South Carolina Social Security Lawyers: Lupus and Social Security Disability Benefits

What You Need to Know

medical treatmentLupus is a systematic inflammatory disease that can affect several parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys. The body’s immune system usually makes proteins called antibodies to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other foreign materials.

For people with lupus, their own immune system can’t  tell the difference between foreign substances and its own cells and tissues. As a result, the immune system then starts attacking its own cells and tissues, which causes inflammation, injury to tissues, and pain. Although survival rates for people with lupus are good, the disease is incurable, and sometimes the pain is hard to manage. This autoimmune condition  can affect not only your quality of life, but your ability to work. You may be receiving medical treatment for many years, which means mounting medical bills.

Obtaining Social Security disability benefits for Lupus can be extremely difficult.  You need to hire a lawyer who understands social security disability law to help you receive benefits. Call us today for a free social security disability consultation.

The following was taken from the U.S. National Library of Medicine Website.

Common symptoms for Lupus include:

  • Chest pain when taking a deep breath
  • Fatigue
  • Fever with no other cause
  • General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise)
  • Hair loss
  • Mouth sores
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Skin rash — a “butterfly” rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose affects about half of people with SLE. The rash gets worse in sunlight. The rash may also be widespread.
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Talk With Us About Your Injury

The best way to learn if you qualify for SSD and SSI if you have Lupus  is to talk with one of our Social Security Disability Attorneys at the Strom Law Firm. 803.252.4800 Call us for free and find out if you are eligible to receive benefits.

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