Every application for social security benefits is unique to the individual. The Sullivan Law Office focuses on this fact and may provide valuable assistance during the long and sometimes stressful collection and gathering of personal information and medical evidence involved in the process of applying for disability benefits. Applicants should understand every necessary detail before they file an application and the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines eligibility. The assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable disability attorney may, therefore, be crucial to the approval of an application for disability benefits.

Lyme disease does not have a specific disability listing in the SSA’s Blue Book containing the Listings of Impairments, thus allowing automatic approval for benefit eligibility. Yet, many listings may be met by applicants with advanced Lyme disease, including:

  • Section 1.00 (Musculoskeletal System): Significant limitations in the ability to walk or use your arms.
  • Section 4.00 (Cardiovascular System): Damage to the heart.
  • Section 12.00 (Mental Disorders): Cognitive disorders.
  • Section 14.09 (Inflammatory Arthritis): Severe arthritis in the knees or other weight-bearing joints.

The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled in all types of disability cases, regardless of the disability. Working with an experienced disability attorney ensures that a complete and accurate application is filed with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and that all relevant, supportive information, including medical evidence, is gathered in support of a prospective claimant’s application.

An experienced disability attorney may provide all of the necessary assistance in ensuring that every possible avenue to eligibility is considered. A knowledgeable disability attorney may ensure that any applicant fully takes advantage of the rules intended to help individuals obtain eligibility for disability benefits. One of the best ways to make sure you understand all of the technical, legal requirements associated with applying for disability benefits is to retain the services of an experienced, knowledgeable and qualified Social Security Disability attorney like Mike Sullivan. Contact Sullivan Law Office today. We offer free consultations, so there is absolutely nothing to lose! We look forward to hearing from you. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.I Have Lyme Disease - Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits?  Part 2: Qualifying Under A Listing