The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t always make it easy for those with asthma to get the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits they deserve. Asthma is a common reason people apply for benefits, but many claims are denied because SSA says:
- Your asthma is controlled with medication;
- Your medical condition doesn’t meet the requirements of or is the equivalent of a Medical Listing
- You can return to the lightest job you held in the 15 years before you became disabled, or
- There is other work you can do in the mythical national economy based on your age, education, transferable skills and your residual functional capacity.
Not all cases of asthma are severe enough to make you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, but Ellis & Associates has successfully represented many SSA applicants with asthma. We work to overcome the claims denial by working closely with you and your physician to show that you:
- Meet the requirements for a disability listing for asthma, or
- Your limitations are too great for you to work at your old job; or
- Your Limitations are too great for any other job in the national economy in view of your age, education and transferable work skills
If in fact you or someone you care for are struggling with asthma to the point where your/their ability to work has been compromised, contact Ellis & Associates at 1-800-Mr. Ellis for advice as to whether Social Security disability benefits may be an appropriate resource to pursue.