Is Rheumatoid Arthritis a Disability?

Watch this video by dedicated Buffalo disability attorney Justin Goldstein, Esq. as he answers if rheumatoid arthritis is considered a disability. 

We’re often asked if rheumatoid arthritis can be a condition considered by Social Security. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that Social Security does consider. Rheumatoid arthritis causes both physical and mental limitations that could affect someone’s ability to work on a full-time basis.

Social Security looks at rheumatoid arthritis at step three under the medical listings of inflammatory arthritis and also connective tissue disorder. You could be found disabled based on what your medical doctors have said in their medical notes.

This is why it’s very important for your doctor to explain how your conditions affect you and also to make sure that you get treatment with a specialist such as a rheumatologist and get medical documentation of how your conditions affect you.

Not only can your rheumatoid arthritis affect you, but also the side effects from medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis can affect your ability to work. If you have any questions regarding rheumatoid arthritis, feel free to call us for a free consultation, and we’ll answer all the questions that you may have.

At Hiller Comerford Injury & Disability Law, PLLC, our attorneys offer skilled guidance through the process. We have successfully helped thousands of clients receive Social Security benefits in a timely manner. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced Buffalo social security disability attorney