Do You Suffer From Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that affects the joints. It occurs when the body's immune system attacks your tissues and joints. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and tenderness. Symptoms also include weakness, redness and puffiness in the affected areas, firm bumps under your skin, fatigue, stiffness, fever, and weight loss.

In evaluating your rheumatoid arthritis, Social Security will consider the following:

  • Anatomical deformity
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Limitation in motion
  • Medical testing

Social Security looks at how rheumatoid arthritis affects your maximum ability to perform work-related activities on a continuing basis. Social Security is required to consider the nature and extent of your rheumatoid arthritis, and how this condition restricts your ability to sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, push, and pull, as well as your ability to perform postural or manipulative activities (i.e. bending, twisting, stooping, reaching, fingering, or feeling). Social Security will also assess any further limitations that your rheumatoid arthritis might cause, such as a need for environmental restrictions, unscheduled breaks, or excessive absences due to symptoms or treatments.

If rheumatoid arthritis interferes with your ability to manage daily activities or maintain employment, Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon LLP can help. Our attorneys help individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis fight for disability benefits. If you are disabled because of your rheumatoid arthritis, or if you need help determining if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits because of rheumatoid arthritis, contact Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon LLP.

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