Mixed Connective Tissue

South Carolina Social Security Lawyers: Mixed Connective Tissue and Social Security Benefits

What You Need to Know

Connective tissues in the body are important elements that connect and hold the cells of the body together.

Connective tissue diseases are generally caused by genetic mutations, specifically Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which are
inherited at birth and affect specific systems in the body.  Marfan synrdome, targeting the heart, lungs, eyes and bones, and Ehlers-Danlos which is associated with loose skin and joints.

In cases of mixed connective tissue diseases there must be evidence to support (typically through symptoms and blood test results) that there is a clear indication of more than one connective tissue disease.

If you are filing for Social Security Disability benefits under the premise of having a mixed connective tissue disease, you must be able to provide proof of these symptoms and a blood test will help you during your application process.

The Social Security Administration also requires you to provide proof that the disease severely affected at least one area of your body with at least two symptoms of severe illness (i.e. fever, weight loss, weakness); or you must prove that you have frequent symptoms with two signs of severe illness and that your condition does not allow you to go about daily life regularly.

Applying for benefits with a mixed connective tissue disease can be very complicated when trying to piece together the right information to present to the SSA. Your application can be denied if you disease is considered not sever enough, which is difficult and frustrating for someone who is already experiencing hardships performing daily tasks.

The best way to tackle these difficulties and help give your application the best possible chance of being approved is by seeking our guidance. We, a the Strom Law Firm, have experience with filing for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income.

You can learn about these application processes and the best way for you to succeed with your application by contacting our Social Security Disability Attorneys at the Strom Law firm, LLC today 803.252.4800. Call us for free and find our if you are eligible to receive benefits.

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