Living with a respiratory condition such as asthma can be extremely difficult. In addition to preventing you from living your life the way that wish, chronic asthma can make it hard for you to maintain gainful employment. If you find that you are unable to support yourself due to the symptoms of asthma, then you may be able to receive Social Security benefits.
Although you will need to meet specific qualifications, it is possible to receive benefits for asthma. Here are a few ways you can apply for SSI disability for asthma, including getting help from an experienced disability attorney.
The problem with applying for disability benefits for asthma is that this condition isn’t the same for everyone. Some people only have occasional flare-ups, while others have asthma that is so severe that the require prolonged medical intervention. If your asthma is minor, you probably won’t be able to receive benefits. However, for severe cases, being approved for benefits is entirely possible.
There are two circumstances where Social Security provides disability benefits for asthma. The first way is to provide proof that you have received a diagnosis of chronic asthmatic bronchitis. The Social Security Administration will need to see breathing tests that show your lungs are obstructed and that you require oxygen.
The second option is to show that your asthma results in frequent hospital trips. If you must visit the hospital at least six times a year, even when following a treatment plan, you may qualify for benefits.
If you’re SSI disability for asthma claim has been denied, you should get help from The Law Offices of Fred London, P.C. Our team has experience fighting denied claims, and is ready to assist you.