Financial Relief For Workers With Respiratory Disorders
Respiratory disorders and diseases can severely limit an individual’s ability to work or keep up with the duties of his or her previous job functions. If this continues for more than a year, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, which provides a benefit for you and possibly even your family during the period of time that you are unable to work.
Many people are denied on their first attempt at filing for SSD or SSI, unaware of the many details, forms and pieces of documentation needed for a successful claim. The attorneys of Manring & Farrell have assisted individuals throughout Ohio in being approved for SSD and SSI, both in first attempts and in the appeals process. We will provide a personalized approach, assisting in completing the necessary steps and representing your interests at all steps in the process.
Qualifying Respiratory Disorders
These types of conditions can include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Chronic pulmonary insufficiency
- Cystic fibrosis
- Black lung
- Lung cancer
Why You Shouldn’t Wait To See A Doctor
While many of these conditions force the individual to go to the doctor, some people wait to see a doctor, allowing the condition to get progressively worse and, sometimes, making it hard to show how bad the condition really is. It is important that you seek medical attention, get a doctor’s opinion of your condition and get directions for how to begin treating the issue. Follow the doctor’s instructions closely, documenting the steps that you are taking to deal with the problem. Social Security will look to see if you are making an effort to improve your medical conditions and are not making the situation worse.
Most especially, if you smoke – quit! Social Security knows that doctors tell patients to quit smoking. And, if you do not stop smoking, Social Security may try to deny your claim by arguing that you are not following prescribed medical advice, or that you are making your own medical condition worse. Ask your doctor for help quitting.
Get Your Questions Answered — Free Legal Consultations
Our office helps people at every step of the SSD or SSI process, from filing a new claim to every necessary appeal. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you in successfully filing for benefits if you have breathing or other respiratory problems, please contact our Columbus, Lebanon, Lima or other offices in Ohio today at 614-678-7199, or contact us via our online form. We provide free initial consultations to discuss your situation.