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How skin disorders are evaluated for SSDI benefits

On Behalf of | Aug 15, 2019 | Uncategorized

When people in Georgia think about disorders and illnesses they most likely think of internal problems first. People may think about having cancer, kidney problems, heart problems, issues with lungs and other internal illnesses and disorders. These internal illnesses and disorders can certainly have a negative effect on people’s lives, but people can also suffer from external disorders as well, such as skin disorders.

Like internal illnesses and disorders, skin disorders can have a major effect on people’s lives as well. These effects include significantly limiting their ability to do certain daily activities. This can severely limit people’s quality of life, as well as their financial situation if the skin disorders limit their ability to work and earn an income. People who find themselves in this unfortunate position may be able to receive Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits though which can be helpful for the financial hardships caused by the disorders.

In order to receive these benefits though people must go through the application process and prove they have a disorder qualifying them for benefits. When determining if a person has a qualifying skin disorder a number of factors are taken into consideration. Generally, the severity of any skin lesion flareups, the frequency of the flare ups, amount of pain they cause and how they limit one’s ability to function are evaluated.

Where the lesions are located will also have an effect as well. Skin lesions located on hands, arms, legs or feet that affect at least two of those body sites and affect a person’s ability to use those body parts will have a better chance of receiving benefits.

Skin disorders may not seem like a major problem, but for many people in Georgia, they significantly affect their lives. They can cause pain and make it difficult to do simple tasks depending on where they are located. So, for some, working can be almost impossible. These individuals may be able to receive SSDI benefits though, so they can relieve at least some of the financial hardships.


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