Can I Apply Disability Benefits for Lupus?

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It depends. If your lupus has seriourly limited your ability for normal employment, you may be able to get approval for disability benefits. It is through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Specifically speaking, since discoid lupus affects only the skin and causes a rash, it is usually excluded from the list. But the SSA has an official disability listing for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). If your symptoms don’t meet the requirements, you still might get disability benefits. But you must show that lupus reduces your capacity to work and there are no jobs you can do. Also, they may consider your education, your prior job experience, and age. In addition, any age because of lupus, has a psychological impairment that prevents even simple, unskilled work. The SSA will reach a determination of disabled for this condition. Whether you work reduced hours or cannot work at all, Social Security disability benefits can ease your financial concerns.   Keywords: lupus disability