United States Social Security Disability for Lupus

Social Security Disability is the federal program, supported by payroll taxes, that pays benefits to people who cannot work due to a medical condition. In order to qualify, you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability and is expected to last at least one year or result in death.

You will be considered disabled if you can provide medical evidence that are unable to do the work that you did before and you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s). No benefits are payable for partial disability or for short-term disability.

Generally, to be eligible for disability benefits, you must have worked long enough and acquired enough work credits. The number of work credits required will depend on your age when you become disabled. There are different eligibility rules for children under the age of 18.

How Social Security determines if you are disabled

There are five steps along the path to being declared disabled http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_resourcesgovernment.aspx?articleid=168&zoneid=38 for info


Not to be negative, but this is a pipe dream! I have been in the process for 3+ years! I have been denied twice and am currently appealling it. Social Security is not a walk in, walk out with a check. I have multiple ailments and still finally had to hire an attorney, because I COULD NOT TAKE IT!!!

I wish anyone applying for Social Security better luck than me. If and when I receive benefits I will post again with hopefully some short cuts and key wording.