Chronic inflammation can cause a host of problems in your body. From indigestion to muscle weakness, the symptoms of inflammation can challenge your body on a daily basis. For people with polymyositis, the inflammation directly impacts the muscles in their bodies, leaving them weak and unable to do regular tasks.

What it Takes to Get Social Security Disability in New Hampshire for Polymyositis

Even if you’ve been diagnosed with polymyositis, you might not qualify to receive Social Security disability in New Hampshire. Although the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a listing for this disease, it requires that the symptoms are severe enough to be considered disabling.

If you meet any one of the following requirements, you may be eligible to receive SSDI.

  • Difficulty swallowing, causing you to get liquid or food in your lungs.
  • Difficulty breathing because of a weakening in your chest muscles
  • Difficulty walking because of a weakness in your pelvic muscles
  • Difficulty using your arms or hands because of shoulder weakness
  • Extraordinary calcium deposits making it difficult for you to move or digest food properly
  • Severe regular symptoms—such as weakness, fever, or illness—that limit your ability to interact with others or complete daily tasks and activities.

Submitting Your Application to the SSA for Polymyositis

If you meet at least one of the criteria set in place by the SSA for polymyositis, you must submit your application in order to receive Social Security disability. Even if your condition meets one of the requirements, not including the right medical evidence could cause your application to be rejected.

It is important that you include all relevant information for your condition. This includes doctor notes, laboratory tests, electromyography results, or any biopsies done on your muscles. You should also list specific symptoms of polymyositis that limit your ability to work.

Do you know someone who suffers from polymyositis or chronic inflammation? We encourage you to share this article with her on Facebook or by email so she can get the help and support she needs.

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