Psoriasis is an irritating condition, to say the least. Even in the mildest circumstances, the pain, inflammation, and frequent itch caused by psoriasis can have an impact on your ability to do your job. When the condition becomes more severe, it may leave you unable to work.
Qualifying for SSDI in New Hampshire for Psoriasis
Because psoriasis can be just an annoyance for many people, those who suffer from severe forms of this skin condition do not realize that they may be eligible for SSDI in New Hampshire. The Social Security Administration (SSA) includes psoriasis disabilities under the dermatitis listing, making it possible to receive benefits if you meet the requirements of that listing.
Are You Eligible to Receive New Hampshire SSDI for Your Psoriasis?
Under the dermatitis listing, in order to be eligible for benefits in New Hampshire, you must be diagnosed with psoriasis or any other type of skin condition. You must also have extensive skin lesions that last for longer than three months at a time. These lesions must be unresponsive to prescribed treatments.
To know if you qualify under this listing, you should also know what the SSA considers extensive when it comes to skin lesions. Here are some examples that would leave you eligible to receive benefits.
- Lesions that impair your ability to move your joints or any extremity of your body, such as your arms or legs.
- Lesions that limit your ability to use your hands, such as on the palms of both of your hands
- Lesions that limit your ability to walk, such as on the bottoms of your feet, on your perineum, or on both sides of your groin area.
If you experience these symptoms, it may be a good idea to apply for SSDI in New Hampshire for psoriasis under the dermatitis listing.
Going through the application process can be very difficult if you are not experienced with how the SSA operates or know what they are looking for in order to approve your application. Working with a Social Security disability lawyer in New Hampshire can help. At Keefe Disability Law, we understand the challenges you face and know how to help you get the benefits you need. Call our office toll free at 888-904-6847 to learn more about how we can help you.