Can I get Social Security Disability in Missouri with COPD? SSI Disability Attorney
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) gradually diminishes people’s breathing capability and makes a person’s ability to work more and more difficult as the disease progresses.
COPD attacks the lungs in several ways that can cause dramatic and life-changing damage, including:
- Destroying the needed elasticity of lung tissues .
- Thickening of lung tissue.
- Excess mucus production builds up and cuts down on the effectiveness of each breath.
If you are living with COPD, you know the challenges it presents. A Missouri disability attorney can help ensure that you are able to get the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits you deserve.
As with any disease and Missouri Disability benefits, it is very important for you to go to the doctor and document ALL the problems you are having with your breathing and everything else you are experiencing, both physical and mental. Medication side effects should be documented too.
Even if you have your application denied, do not give up. Many people with COPD who were initially denied were later approved through the appeals process. The key is not the diagnosis of COPD itself but the limitations you experience as a result of the COPD. That is, “how does it affect your ability to work?” That is how does it limit your ability to work a full day at a normal pace and not need “accommodation” or special treatment such as fewer or easier job requirements?
Can I get Social Security Disability in Missouri with COPD?
It is vital to your case that you seek medical care and document your limitations as soon as possible.
Best Way To Prove Your COPD and Social Security Disability in Missouri
Go to the doctor and tell him or her what is going on
The main problem that people encounter when trying to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is that they fail to obtain objective evidence from their doctor about their symptoms. Many symptoms associated with COPD are based on your statements to your doctor and not medical tests and are very difficult to quantify. The only real way to prove the nature and extent of your disability is through a consistent record created by a physician who can document the severity your medical condition.
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