If you suffer from the pain and discomfort caused by interstitial cystitis (IC), then you know how difficult it is to diagnose, and control. The chronic pain, discomfort, anxiety and depression it causes can have a negative impact on your personal relationships and your ability to work. When this happens, you may want to apply to receive SSDI in Manchester for IC.

Interstitial Cystitis Social Security Disability Qualifications

IC is not listed as a specific disability in Social Security’s impairment listings. In spite of this, there are three ways you can still apply to receive Social Security disability in Manchester for IC.

  • Meet Another Disability Listing. The symptoms caused by IC often lead to other impairments. For example, IC is prevalent in people who suffer from lupus, which is listed as a disability in the Social Security impairment list. Depression is another common condition caused by IC that is listed as an impairment. Applying under these listings can ease the process of your qualifying for SSDI benefits for your interstitial cystitis.
  • Meet a Similar Disability Listing or Listings. If your disabling symptoms do not meet a specific listing, but they are similar to another listing—or multiple listings—in severity, then you may still qualify to receive SSDI in New Hampshire. Providing medical evidence that demonstrate the severity of your symptoms and that they closely resemble other impairments can show the person reviewing your application how disabling your IC is.
  • Fill Out an RFC. If your interstitial cystitis has stopped you from being able to work, but there aren’t any similar listings, you may still be able to receive benefits. By filling out a form called Residual Functional Capacity (RFC), you can demonstrate exactly how IC has limited you from working on a regular or continuous basis. This should include mental and physical limitations.

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If you are looking to apply for social security disability, you need to speak with an experienced social security disability lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Natick Office directly at 508.283.5500 to schedule your free consultation.

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