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Can Florida Arthritis Pain Sufferers Receive Disability Benefits?

Arthritis pain in South Florida is the inflammation of a joint, which is not limited to one particular joint. Sadly, millions of people suffer from this disability. With over 200 different types of arthritis, it can affect different parts of the body. Not only does it damage joints, but it can also damage the soft tissues of the body.

Arthritis is a disease that causes joints to swell resulting in pain, stiffness and immobility. Joints can lock up or cause so much pain that it can cause loss of function in the hands, knees, feet, hips and spine.

There is no cure for South Florida arthritis pain sufferers. If a person can prove to be unable to function and are disabled from their arthritis, they may be able to collect South Florida disability benefits for arthritis. They need a skilled Broward County disability attorney to discuss their options and help prepare their claim.

To qualify for South Florida disability benefits for arthritis, the Social Security Administration has developed rules called Listing of Impairments. The listing for a particular impairment describes what the eligibility is for all types of medical problems, including arthritis.

South Florida arthritis sufferers are usually over 55 years of age. The most common forms of arthritis include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Gout
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Neuropathic arthropathy
  • Osteonecrosis

When the Social Security Administration is reviewing disability claims, including an arthritis claim, it is looking at the severity of the disability and what would prevent a person from performing their work. If the arthritis pain and immobility is so severe that it meets the requirement of the listing of impairment you may be considered disabled and qualify for South Florida disability benefits.

Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a consultation today with a knowledgeable Broward County disability benefits attorney, and get started with your disability claim. Call: 954-677-0155.

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