If you are suffering from the pain and fatigue that comes with lupus, you may have difficulty even getting out of bed. So how are you supposed to function at work? If you are concerned about your ability to work and want to know more about seeking disability benefits, it is important to work with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer.
At Crowe & Shanahan in St. Louis, our experienced attorneys are committed to securing the benefits our disabled clients are entitled to. Our clients are names, not just case files. As your claim moves through the legal process, you will always have easy access to the attorney who is handling your case.
While other Social Security Disability firms focus on maintaining a national practice, we focus exclusively on representing clients in St. Louis, eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. To schedule an appointment with one of our St. Louis lupus disability attorneys, please call 314-231-6660, toll free at 877-213-7793 or contact us online.
Strong Advocates for the Victims of Lupus
Our only focus is on getting you the disability benefits you need. While it can be difficult to pursue claims involving lupus, you can count on us to pursue all legal avenues for securing benefits. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can only grant benefits for disabilities that can be shown, and lupus is not something will show up on some common medical tests, such as X-rays.
While lupus is an autoimmune disorder that can be mistaken for many other conditions, one telltale sign in some sufferers is a rash across the nose and both cheeks that resembles a butterfly. If you have this symptom or any of the following, contact a doctor:
- Joint pain or swelling
- Shortness of breath and chest pain
- Lesions on the skin
We will work closely with you and your doctor to demonstrate your symptoms and show how they are preventing you from working. To qualify for SSDI/SSI benefits, you must be unable to work for a continuous period of at least 12 months. If you are able to return eventually, you may be able to receive back pay for your "closed period" of disability.
We look forward to helping you get the Social Security Disability benefits you need. Contact our firm today to schedule a meeting with an attorney.