Especially, if you have lymphedema in the legs and it is hard for you to walk, or lymphedema in your arms can result in unable to use your hands effectively, and your lymphedema could be found medically equal to “Major Dysfunction” of the blue book joint listing. For additional information look in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book Listing.
If your lymphedema symptoms can be medically similar to other blue book listings as well, it depends on the body part affected you from working. Seek a self-help book or an experienced disability attorney that is familiar with your condition from the blue book listings to be medically equivalent to help prove your lymphedema systems are equal to the listing. However, purchasing a self-help book would be helpful to make sure your attorney is doing everything to get your disability benefits approved. You can even ask your attorney questions from the self-help book “How to win your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income Case without an Attorney” to ensure he or she is qualified enough to take your case.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Most people who suffer from lymphedema could have symptoms that are medically equivalent in severity to the chronic venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency happens when the veins are blocked or damaged due to blood build up in the veins. Once the blood pools occur in the legs, it can make walking difficult and very painful.
This is somewhat similar to what happens in lymphedema, is when your lymphatic channels are blocked and cause lymph fluid builds up. Your symptoms could be found equivalent to the severity of the listing, you should be able to prove lymphedema appear in your legs and have excessive brawny edema that a particular kind of swelling occurs over the majority of your leg.
Qualifying for Disability Based on Functional Limitations
However, if you suffer from lymphedema, and do not qualify for disability by meeting the equivalent of the blue book listing, then you may still be eligible for a “medical-vocational allowance”. Your approval of benefits will be based on a combination of limitations of your symptoms, due to your past education, age, and job skills.
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