Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose or blood sugar. Glucose is the main source of energy for cells making up all tissues, including muscle. If you have diabetes, you have too much glucose in your blood because your body cannot properly process or break down sugars. Diabetes can lead to many serious health complications. At the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek, we offer experienced and strategic advocacy to help individuals who suffer from diabetes get Social Security Disability benefits.
Diabetes, like many debilitating ailments, can affect you one day and not the next. You may be feeling fine, and then an episode may leave you unable to manage your symptoms. In these cases, you may be eligible to collect financial assistance through Social Security Disability Insurance or the Supplemental Security Income program. Your eligibility will depend on your work history, your current level of income and the severity of your disorder.
Our attorneys are committed to helping you and your family qualify for the assistance you need. Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes include swollen or painful feet, sores on feet limiting standing or walking ability; numbness and or tingling in hands, feet or other extremities; and blurry or distorted vision.
If you suffer debilitating symptoms from diabetes, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Appropriate medical attention will ensure supervision of your health while documenting your medical history. The Social Security Administration will need proof of your diagnosis as well as a record of your treatment before determining your eligibility for benefits. Our attorney will work with you to ensure that you get appropriate treatment and help you collect the necessary documentation to support your claim. I focus on your financial benefits so that you can focus on your health and recovery.
For more information or to schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding region, please contact us online or call 215-385-5353 or 215-323-5320 to arrange a free initial consultation with our lawyer about SSD/SSI eligibility. Let us help you get the financial assistance you need and deserve.