An overactive or underactive immune system can cause illness and disability. Abnormal immune activity that causes inflammation or the build up of immune cells can cause autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, and Type I diabetes. A compromised immune system can lead to diseaeses like AIDs and Crohn's disease. Here you'll find articles about how Social Security assesses disability applications based on common disorders of the immune system.
Social Security Disability Benefits for Lupus
If you meet the requirements of a listing set out in Social Security's list of qualifying impairments or show that he or she is unable to work, you may qualify for disability benefits for lupus.
Getting Disability Benefits for Celiac Disease
Celiac disease, or gluten sensitive enteropathy (GSE), is a disorder in which you are unable to eat foods containing gluten. Gluten can be found in wheat products, spelt, rye, and barley.
Getting Disability Benefits for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is generally skeptical of disability claims based solely on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Social Security Disability Benefits for Arthritis
Osteoarthritis can be disabling whether it's in your hands, wrists, knees, hips, or back.
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Disability Benefits for HIV/AIDS
Social Security's disability listings outline how you can qualify for disability benefits when you have HIV or AIDS.
Getting Disability Benefits for Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation deep in the layers of the intestinal wall and throughout the gastrointestinal track.
Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability
Written by a former SSA medical consultant, Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is the essential book for learning about the disability process, and can be helpful whether you hire or lawyer or not.
Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits
Nolo's book covers Medicaid rules for seniors and persons with disabilities.
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