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.
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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
- Sleep apnea