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Get Help Winning the Benefits You Deserve

If you’re living with a debilitating form of diabetes, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can help you reach a more peaceful place in life.

You get monthly checks that reduce the daily stress of paying your bills. When you can’t work, disability income protects your independence and dignity.

The trouble is, most people get denied.

You can’t just say that your diabetes prevents you from working. You have to prove that you can’t continue in your job or change to any other job for at least a year, and the reason is your diabetes.

This can be difficult prove.

But you can get an advocate in this process. At Hanley Disability, Social Security Disability is all we do.

We’ve been helping people in Indianapolis, Danville, Franklin, Lebanon, Noblesville and across Central Indiana for more than 45 years.

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Once you’re denied benefits, the clock starts ticking. Don’t wait too long. You might miss the deadline to appeal.

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How to Prove to Social Security that Your Diabetes

Makes Work Impossible

All disability claims require you to show Social Security that you cannot work.

With diabetes, that can be tricky.

Part of the reason is that diabetes is extremely common. The American Diabetes Association counted 34.2 million people with diabetes, or 10.5 percent of all Americans, in 2018.

That means many people with diabetes—both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes— are continuing to work. Their cases are manageable enough to allow it.

Other cases of the disease are harder to control. And some jobs are less adaptable to working with diabetes.

You face the challenge of distinguishing your serious case of diabetes from one of the more manageable ones.

A major way to do that is to document for Social Security that you experience major complications from the disease. Those can include:

  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Nerve damage in your extremities
  • Skin infections
  • Strokes
  • Vision loss

Often, your diabetes will be a complicating factor in a different condition that can qualify you for disability benefits.

You might have more success winning benefits when you show how multiple conditions, including diabetes, are making it impossible for you to work.

Get a caring disability advocate to help you navigate this process.

Hanley Disability knows how to help Hoosiers make their best case for life-changing disability income.

You can start working with our team of disability advocates by getting a FREE evaluation of your SSD claim.

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What Kind of Evidence

Do You Need to Get Disability for Diabetes?

To confirm to Social Security that you experience serious effects from diabetes and aggravations of other impairments, you must provide medical evidence.

Medical evidence is the heart of any Social Security Disability claim.

These are examples of medical evidence:

  • Diet plans
  • Doctor reports
  • Exercise plans
  • Personal statements from people who’ve seen how diabetes limits your daily life
  • Prescription lists
  • Results of medical tests
  • Statements from people who’ve see how diabetes limits your daily life
  • Documentation that you are following your treatment plan

Following your treatment plan is one of the most important parts of a disability claim for diabetes.

If Social Security thinks the reason your symptoms are severe is that you aren’t managing your diabetes, they will deny your benefits.

The Social Security Disability advocates at Hanley Disability know how to make sure you’re getting the evidence you need to make a strong case for benefits.

And we handle the legwork of organizing all the documentation for you, so you can focus on your health and your life.

We believe in helping our Indiana neighbors, with dignity and respect, in times of need.

Let’s talk about your Social Security Disability claim for diabetes.

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