How to Get SSDI Payments for Diabetes

Diabetes and Social Security Disability Claims

Although the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs are designed to help everyday people who are unable to work, the process of obtaining benefits can be extremely complex and difficult for most people. To qualify for benefits, you need to be "disabled." The Social Security Administration (SSA) has detailed standards as to what constitutes "disabled," and establishing disability to the SSA's satisfaction can be complicated.

To establish disability and receive Social Security benefits for diabetes, the SSA accepts diabetes mellitus (classified as an endocrine system disorder) with at least one of the following:

  • Neuropathy (nerve damage) demonstrated by disorganization of motor functions in two extremities that results in hindrance of movements, gait or station
  • Acidosis that occurs at least once every two months, with supporting documentation of appropriate blood chemical tests
  • Retinitis proliferans with loss of visual acuity, contraction of the visual field or loss of visual efficiency

The standards are complicated medically, and the procedures are complicated legally. Without extensive experience, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the technical language and requirements that go into the Social Security process.

The Social Security lawyers of the Detroit law firm of Adler Stilman, PLLC, know how to get SSDI payments for diabetes. We have been helping disabled clients through this process for more than 45 combined years. We understand the medical language and how to use it in the application, the hearings and the appeals stages of the Social Security process. Let us help you obtain the benefits you need.

Contact Adler Stilman, PLLC

We have more than 45 combined years of experience handling Michigan diabetes disability benefits claims for clients in Wayne County, Macomb County, Oakland County and elsewhere in southeast Michigan. To speak with a Detroit diabetes disability benefits lawyer from the firm, call or contact us online.