Living with Lupus
Systemic Lupus Erythematous is an autoimmune disorder that causes widespread inflammation throughout the body. This is caused when the immune system creates antibodies to cells in the body, causing the immune system to attack the body itself.
Many systems are affected by this chronic disease, and those with lupus may see symptoms of the disease in joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidney and blood pressure. Symptoms vary widely between cases, particularly in the number and severity of flare ups. Flare ups are often painful, causing fatigue, and swelling. Those with lupus may also experience cognition difficulties, known as lupus fog, that affect their ability to concentrate and perform even basic tasks during flare ups. All of these symptoms can make it hard to go about daily life.
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Lupus and Social Security Disability
Lupus affects everyone differently, and sometimes flare ups and chronic symptoms can keep you from working. If you have lupus and are unable to work for at least 12 months, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if Social Security determines that you are disabled. Social Security will look at your individual case to make a decision.
Berger and Green attorneys have helped those with lupus get the benefits they deserve. Living with lupus comes with a unique set of challenges, and if you are unable to work for at least a year due to your disability, you should file for Social Security Disability benefits right away. If you have questions about your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI, or have been denied, call Berger and Green for a free consultation about your claim. When choosing an attorney for your Social Security Disability claim or SSI, choose an attorney with experience. Call Berger and Green at 1-(412) 661-1400 for your free consultation today.
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