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Disability for Obesity

Chicago Lawyers Explain Social Security Disability Benefits for Obesity

The Social Security Administration recognizes obesity as a complex and chronic condition that can lead to a disability. However, qualifying for benefits due to obesity is not a straightfoward process, because you must show your obesity is keeping you from being able to work. 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 Obesity

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 Obesity

If you are obese or morbidly obese, that alone won’t qualify you for disability benefits. You must show your obesity leads to conditions in the SSA’s special set of rules or that because of your obesity, you you’re unable to work.

Social Security’s rule recognize many conditions are affected by obesity, like:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Arthritis

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Thank you for letting your staff help me with my Social Security disability case. I am very happy with the outcome. Please, thank your staff for me. Lot of people do not know about trying to get Social Security disability benefits without a lawyer. They think it will happen and they will have all the money to themselves. I know I was one of them (smile). But thanks to T.V. I saw your commercial and made the call. God Bless you and your staff.

- Ansivela
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