However, Social Security Disability Blue Book Listings require your diabetes to be severe in order to qualify for disability benefits, and Social Security may find most people who apply for disability for their diabetes condition does not meet the listing. Then Social Security Administration will administer you a Residual Functional Capacity Assessment analysis.
If you have other impairment such as depression or obesity including your diabetes, Social Security Administration will combine your impairments, when your condition is equal to a Blue Book Listing and when administering the Residual Functional Capacity Assessment analysis.
How does your Diabetes Limit You?
However, if you do not meet the Blue Book requirements listing to determine if your diabetes limits your ability to function and causes you to be unable to work, then SSA will evaluate your residual functional capacity (RFC). The RFC will measure your level of activity despite your illness. For example, if RFC will see if you can handle, light work, sedentary work, or medium work. Then SSA will make a decision on your RFC, and will review your medical history and doctor’s opinion. Your functional limitation must be back up from statements from you, your friends and family and medical evidence.
However, SSA will review the information to see if you are able to use your hands, walk, stand, and arms. For example, if you are experiencing peripheral sensory neuropathy, and the sensation in your feet or legs that may cause you difficulty in walking or using foot controls. SSA will determine if you can come to work on time and regular basis, focus on the tasks of getting along with co-workers or customers. For example, if you are suffering from poor control over your glucose levels during
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