If you live with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, work is not easy. The weakness from your extreme joint flexibility and fragile skin makes it hard for you to move, lift, or operate machinery. The pain in your joints, back, and bones makes manual labor more challenging. Sedentary work is also very difficult due to your vision problems.
When you get the denial in the mail that says you still are not eligible to receive Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits in New Hampshire, you might scratch your head and wonder what it will take to get the financial help you need so you don’t have to suffer at work every day.
Appeal Your Denial by Filing Under One of These Listings
Having your Social Security disability application denied is not an end-all decision. You have the opportunity to appeal your denial. When you do, it is important that you submit all of the evidence necessary to make it easy for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to overturn its decision.
To qualify for SSDI in New Hampshire with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, you must meet one of the listings established by the SSA. These listings address specific symptoms of the syndrome. The following are some of the most common listings people with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome apply under:
- Dysfunction of a joint (1.02)
- Vision loss (2.02)
- Aneurysm of the aorta (4.10)
- Gastrointestinal bleeding (5.02)
- Chronic skin infections (8.04)
Check each listing to determine if your symptoms match what the SSA needs to approve your application. Then, submit all medical evidence and documentation to show that you qualify under the SSA standards. This includes submitting doctors notes, medical tests, journals of your daily symptoms, and whatever other pieces of evidence that you have to show you qualify.
When submitting your application, we also encourage you to instantly download and reference our book on the most common questions about Social Security in New Hampshire. This book was put together by our Social Security disability attorneys and can help you get valuable information to support your appeal.