Suffering from a debilitating lung condition like bronchiectasis may leave you with difficulty breathing. This difficulty may also make it impossible for you to work, placing significant financial strain on yourself and your family. Victims may be able to qualify for Social Security disability benefits in order to alleviate some of this burden.
4 Questions to Consider When Determining Whether You Are Able to Work With Bronchiectasis
In order to qualify for disability benefits, you may need to demonstrate that you are unable to work as a result of your condition. The following are some of the questions that will be considered when the Social Security Administration makes this assessment:
- Does your inability to breathe properly make it difficult for you to perform physical activities? Examples would include moving items or walking up and down stairs.
- Are you suffering from fatigue as a result of your shortness of breath that makes it difficult for you to perform desk work?
- Do irritants in the air increase your breathing difficulties? If so, this may impact your ability to perform any job where dust is a factor, for example.
- Does your age, education level, and work history make it impossible for you to perform any job? It is important to note that when determining whether or not you qualify for disability benefits as a result of your inability to work, the Social Security Administration will look at more than just whether you are able to perform your specific previous job.
Since disability benefits are so important to most victims, maximizing your chances for obtaining the benefits you deserve is crucial. Seeking representation from an experienced attorney can provide significant help throughout this process. We encourage you to contact us today for a free consultation at 888-904-6847.