SSDI and Lyme Disease

If you have Lyme disease, you may be able to get SSDI benefits if you can prove the existence of your symptoms.

You aren’t sure exactly how you contracted Lyme disease, but now you’re dealing with the effects of it. Along with having a rash, you’re experiencing pain in your joints and muscles, stiffness and swelling in your joints, headaches, and fatigue. The disease is making it hard for you to function from day to day. You already had to stop going to work.

The light at the end of the tunnel is that you may be able to qualify for SSDI if you have Lyme disease. Then, you will receive monthly checks to pay your bills so you don’t have to worry.

Qualifying for SSDI with Lyme Disease

You need to have symptoms of Lyme disease to qualify for SSDI. These symptoms must be so bad that you have one of the following because of your Lyme disease:

  • Significant mobility limitations
  • Heart disease or heart damage
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Anxiety or cognitive issues

Additionally, you need to have called out of work for at least the past year. Or, you could qualify if you cannot work for the next year or more and you cannot switch to another line of work either.

Proving Your Symptoms

The Social Security Administration needs proof of your symptoms to qualify you. This proof could include medical records that show your diagnosis and treatment as well as test results to demonstrate that you have it.

Working With Schott Law to Receive SSDI

Most people who apply for SSDI are denied, but with the help of a lawyer, you’ll have a much better chance of getting approved. If you need help applying for SSDI for Lyme disease, 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.