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3 autoimmune conditions that qualify for SSDI

On Behalf of | Dec 21, 2023 | Social Security Disability

Living with autoimmune conditions creates new challenges. These systemic conditions can affect many aspects of life, including your ability to hold a job. You might wonder if your autoimmune diagnosis could qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits.

The Social Security Administration recognizes the debilitating nature of many autoimmune diseases.

1. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the joints. It causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints. These symptoms often interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks.

Navigating the complexities of daily life with rheumatoid arthritis often requires adaptive strategies. Sometimes it requires individuals to seek disability benefits when it severely impacts their ability to work.

2. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus is a systemic autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system attacks its tissues and organs. It can manifest in the joints, skin, kidneys and other organs. The unpredictable nature of this condition makes it difficult for patients to maintain stable employment. As a result, many patients with lupus qualify for SSDI benefits.

3. Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis affects the central nervous system, causing a range of symptoms including mobility issues, coordination challenges and fatigue. Nearly 914,000 American adults live with multiple sclerosis. Given its progressive nature and the effect it has on daily functioning, you might consider applying for disability benefits.

Living with autoimmune conditions presents unique challenges for patients. When those conditions affect your ability to maintain a job, you should consider applying for SSDI. These are just a few of the autoimmune conditions that may qualify for disability benefits.