Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can rob you of the ability to live your life and function like you once did. That includes being able to work and earn an income. Monthly checks from Social Security Disability can restore stability and ease your stress. But you can’t just tell Social Security that you can’t work because of RA. You have to prove it, by providing medical evidence of the severity of your symptoms. In this chart from Chicago’s Nash Disability Law, see what you need to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits with rheumatoid arthritis.