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The Financial Support You Deserve in a Hard Time

If you’re living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you know how debilitating it can be. Everyday tasks can turn into excruciating all-day affairs.

For many dealing with RA, holding a full-time job is impossible. All you want to do is provide for you and your family. RA took that away from you.

Job or not, you still need to pay your bills. It’s why you need Social Security Disability benefits. The monthly checks can provide critical financial support when you need it most.

Winning these benefits with rheumatoid arthritis can be hard, however. Many first-time applicants are turned away.

You need an experienced disability representative on your side. At Hanley Disability, our staff members know the system, and we know how to give you the best chance at winning.

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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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Common Symptoms that Qualify for Disability Benefits with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Social Security considers you disabled if you meet the following three conditions:

  • Your RA makes it impossible for you to work.
  • You’re unable to switch to a new line of work.
  • You’ll be out of work for a year or more.

As long as you can prove that, you should have a good chance at winning. But providing the necessary evidence is crucial—and difficult.

Some symptoms we’ve seen qualify with RA:

  • Inflammation in your legs, which makes it hard to walk and move around
  • Inflammation in your arms
  • Inflammation in at least two organs or body systems
  • Severe fatigue or malaise
  • Fever
  • Unplanned weight loss
  • Spine stiffening
  • A history of recurring symptoms

Even if your symptoms don’t exactly fit that mold, you could still qualify. At Hanley Disability, we’ll even evaluate your case at no charge to you.

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How to Prove You Deserve Disability for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Social Security is notorious for denying claims based on a lack of evidence, or even if evidence isn’t presented clearly.

You’ll need to include things like:

  • A record of your RA diagnosis
  • Doctor reports describing the severity of your symptoms
  • Blood test results
  • Treatment records and results
  • Other test or study results showing the seriousness of your RA

Any small error, even clerical ones, can trigger a denial.

It can all feel overwhelming. We know. The last thing you need to be dealing with right now is financial stress on top of your health issues.

Let Hanley Disability ease your burden. We can help you gather the right evidence, find the right doctors, and avoid common mistakes we see on applications.

And if you’ve already been denied, we can help shepherd you through the multi-step appeals process. In fact, a Government Accountability Office study showed you’re three times as likely to win benefits at an appeals hearing if you hire representation.

The best part? You don’t pay us a thing unless you win.

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