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:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disease
- Nerve damage in your extremities
- Skin infections
- 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.