If you have psoriatic arthritis, you already know how painful flare-ups can be. Even though you may go for long stretches of time with few symptoms, if any at all, the unpredictability of this condition can still prevent you from maintaining gainful employment.
Fortunately, you may be able to qualify for Social Security disability insurance to help relieve some of the financial burden associated with this painful condition.
Psoriatic arthritis may qualify for SSDI
According to Healthline.com, the Social Security Administration considers psoriatic arthritis as an immune system impairment. The SSA assesses the severity of your situation by determining if PsA is affecting your work, and to what extent it is doing so.
Additionally, the SSA will consider any other symptoms that present themselves as a result of your inflammatory disease. Because there are often other symptoms associated with PsA, it is important to compile your medical paperwork when filing a claim.
There are many ways to qualify for SSDI with PsA
While you may think that you must be unable to work at all in order to qualify for SSDI, that is not the case. In many instances, you can receive supplemental income even if you are still working. Not only that, but SSDI may even supplement any disability insurance your work offers.
As previously mentioned, it is important to collect all the paperwork you can to support your claim. This includes the following information:
- Results of lab tests
- Doctor’s notes from appointments
- Progression of symptoms
- Treatments you have undergone, including medications
- Descriptions of how PsA affects your life
If you are considering filing a claim for SSDI, start gathering all the information you can right away.