Obesity is a Medical Condition
While the Social Security Administration does not consider obesity to be a disabling condition on its own, it can be a contributing factor in many other conditions that are considered disabling. If obesity limits your ability to work, it is important to include along with any other disabling conditions when applying for Social Security Disability benefits.
There are many stereotypes, stigmas, and subjective opinions in circulation about obesity. At Berger and Green, we understand that obesity is a medical condition diagnosable by your doctor based on a variety of factors that include weight, height, and percentage of body fat. If your doctor determines that you are obese, the effects of your condition may contribute to your disability. Seeking treatment for all conditions, including obesity, is important for your claim for Social Security Disability benefits.
SSD and Obesity
At Berger and Green, each client is granted the respect and dignity they deserve, and each case is handled by a lawyer with experience in successfully representing Social Security Disability claimants. The Social Security Administration does not grant benefits based on your diagnosis of obesity alone, however the SSA will consider your obesity as a factor in your claim for disability benefits. If you are suffering from a physical or mental disability and are under the care of a doctor, call Berger and Green for a free evaluation of your claim for disability benefits.
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Social Security Disability Lawyers
If your obesity diagnosis and other conditions will keep you from working for at least 12 months, apply for Social Security Disability benefits as soon as possible. The attorneys at Berger and Green can help you through every stage of the process including completing your application, filing your appeal, and representing you at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. 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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