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Disability for Skin Disorders

Some skin disorders cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, and can also prevent a person from performing duties at their job. If you or a loved one are suffering from a skin disorder that is debilitating, it might be time to consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits.

If this is the case for you, please contact the offices of Drozdowski & Rabin, highly experienced Social Security Disability attorneys in Knoxville, TN.

Which Skin Disorders Qualify for Benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates disorders that may result from hereditary, congenital, or acquired pathological processes. There are many skin conditions that qualify, but the common types of impairments are:

  • Ichthyosis
  • Chronic infections of the skin
  • Mucous membrane infections
  • Bullous disease
  • Severe Dermatitis
  • Genetic photosensitivity disorders
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Severe burns

If you’re suffering from one or more of these skin disorders and are thinking of applying for social security in Knoxville, Tennessee, contact us online or by phone today. We’ll help you get the benefits you need and deserve.

Evidence You Will Need to Provide

Information you will need to provide the Social Security Administration will vary, but generally, they’ll need details about the onset, duration, how frequent you experience flare-ups, and prognosis.

Other information the SSA evaluates includes:

  • Size and location of lesions
  • History of exposure to toxins and other irritants
  • Stress factors
  • Your ability to function outside of a protective environment

You will also need to obtain a diagnosis from a medical professional, including any laboratory findings, biopsy results, and/or blood tests.

The main assessment factors for the severity of your skin disorder are the extent of your skin lesions, frequency of flare-ups, how your symptoms limit you, the extent of your treatment, and how your treatment affects you.

Contact the Law Office of Drozdowski & Rabin Today

This may seem like a lot of information and sound confusing. We recommend contacting our Social Security Disability attorneys today. Give us a call at 865-205-8582 or fill out our online form for your free case evaluation.

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