What skin disorders qualify for Social Security Disability?
Skin disorders can occur right from birth or you could acquire it later on in life, or it could be hereditary. If your skin disorder prevents you from earning any kind of living, you can qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD, also known as Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI) benefits. A complete list of qualifying social security disability skin disorders is listed in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book. Some of common skin disorders include:
- Bullous diseases
- Chronic infections of the skin or mucous membranes
- Hidradenitis suppurativa
- Genetic photosensitivity disorders
Even if your skin disorder disability is not listed in the Blue Book, you may still qualify for benefits if it equals to an impairment that prevents you from working or engaging in “substantial gainful activity”. The SSD office will ask you questions like:
- When the skin disorder started and how long have you been suffering from it?
- How many skin lesions do you have, what is their size, location and appearance?
- How frequently do skin problems occur?
- How does your skin disorder prevent you from performing daily activities and movements?
- What is your ability to function outside a shielded environment?
- Is your skin impairment affected by the seasons?
- What is the extent of your treatment and how have you responded to treatment?
The SSD will take into consideration impairments that can lead to skin disorders and affect other body systems. Diagnostic reports (current, dating back not more than 90 days) and reports from your treatment physician (licensed) will be persuasive in making your case.
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