If You Are Diabetic, You May Qualify For Social Security Disability
Davis, Davis & Patterson represents individuals in Rome and throughout the surrounding areas of Georgia who cannot work for at least 12 months due to diabetes mellitus or a related condition. With more than 80 years of combined experience, our lawyers understand that diabetes can lead to a host of disabling symptoms such as:
- Fatigue, making it impossible to accomplish any work-related tasks
- Diabetic neuropathy, making it difficult to walk
- Diabetic retinopathy, making it difficult to see
The Listing Of Impairments Is Not The Final Word
In the early steps of the disability benefits process, the Social Security Administration will look at whether or not your physical or mental condition meets a listing on its “listing of impairments.” The Social Security adjudicators often seem to think that if you don’t meet a listing, you’re not disabled. We know better. We understand that most people with conditions that prevent them from working do not meet one of these strict listings.
For instance, you may have well-controlled diabetes and yet still suffer from regular bouts of extreme fatigue. This can potentially prevent you from working 40 hours a week just as effectively as having a foot amputated (which is one of the ways to satisfy a listing).
Compassionate, Knowledgeable Advocates On Your Behalf
We believe that to be successful in Social Security Disability law, an attorney must be compassionate, willing to listen and willing to learn.
He or she must also be knowledgeable about the Social Security Disability system and various medical conditions. Many cases are won simply because of pointing out some characteristic of that medical condition that correlates with the client’s testimony.
You can count on Davis, Davis & Patterson to provide you with the caring and skilled service you deserve. Schedule a free initial consultation about Social Security Disability for diabetes by calling us at 706-622-4137, or contact us by email.