Disability for Diabetes

Chicago Lawyers Explain Social Security Disability Benefits for Diabetes

If you can’t work and you have either Type 1 or 2 diabetes, you may qualify for disability benefits. If you need help shouldering the burden of medical bills and the costs of living, it can seem like you have no place to turn. But there is hope.

Our Chicago Lawyers Help You Qualify & Apply for Disability Benefits for Diabetes

At Nash Disability Law, our lawyers are focused on getting to know your specific needs. Our team has the experience of over three decades and thousands of cases to help you file and get the benefits you both need and deserve. Our lawyers know the system at both the local and federal levels, and they’ll get the right piece of evidence, at the right time, to the right person, in the right way to successfully apply or appeal your disability claim.

Social Security’s Disability Requirements for Diabetes

The SSA does not consider a diagnosis of diabetes alone enough to qualify for benefits — you must show that your symptoms prevent you from working. If your diabetes is not easily controlled by diet, exercise, and medication, your chances for a successful application for benefits increase.

Complications from diabetes that may qualify you for disability:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Kidney disease
  • Eye and vision problems
  • Nerve damage (especially in the hands and feet)
  • Skin infections
  • Depression

Diabetes is a serious condition that requires various methods of medical treatment. If you’re struggling to manage your condition and can no longer work, the lawyers at Nash Disability Law are here to help you apply or appeal your disability case.


Thank you so very much for your help with my disability claim.  Please thank each and everyone who helped in getting this done. Every time I had questions and had to call you for advice, whomever I spoke with at the time was very helpful and polite and most of all caring. Once again, Mr. Nash, thank you so very much.

- Luisa
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