SSDI and Diabetes

You can get SSDI for diabetes if you prove that you’re experiencing symptoms and you’ve been, or will be, out of work for at least 12 months.

Diabetes can affect every aspect of your life, including your job. Your symptoms have gotten so severe that you can no longer work. However, you still have to pay your bills. With SSDI sending you monthly checks, you will have some peace of mind because you’ll be able to pay for your basic living expenses.

Here’s some information on how to qualify for SSDI benefits if you have diabetes.

Applying for SSDI for Diabetes

You may be able to get SSDI for your diabetes if you haven’t worked for at least one year due to your condition or you won’t be able to work for at least the next 12 months because of it. You cannot work in another occupation, and you must be experiencing symptoms of diabetes like kidney damage, nerve damage, vision loss, and cardiovascular disease. These symptoms have to be so serious that they prevent you from working.

How to Prove You Have Symptoms of Diabetes

Along with having symptoms, you must prove them. This means you’ll have to send the Social Security Administration information about your condition and treatment. SSA will obtain your records, medical test results, and information about your diet and exercise program from your doctors. You can also provide testimonials from people who know you have diabetes and struggle with this disease.

Working With Schott Law to Get SSDI

Unfortunately, a majority of people who apply for SSDI get rejected. However, if you have a representative on your side, then you will have a much higher chance of getting the benefits you deserve for your diabetes.


If you need help applying for SSDI for diabetes, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.