Do You Want to Find Financial Help?
If only you had some other place to turn, another source of support, when working becomes impossible because of a physical problem—like debilitating swelling in your legs or other limbs.
You need a source of help so you don’t have to just suffer through it. So you don’t get punished financially because you’re dealing with a medical condition.
Something like this does exist: Social Security Disability benefits.
Benefits provide monthly checks. And once you get through the process of being approved for benefits, you can also get access to Medicare health coverage to help with your ongoing treatment.
This can give you back a sense of independence and dignity.
But with a condition like swollen legs syndrome—which doctors might call “edema”—you have to present your medical records in exactly the right way in order to be approved for Social Security Disability.
Edema on its own doesn’t guarantee you will qualify for disability benefits. An experienced disability attorney will know what to do.
At Pilzer Klein, our disability lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience helping people apply for Social Security Disability benefits and appeal denials of benefits.
We have helped thousands of people secure millions in benefits—in Greenville, Asheville, Spartanburg, Anderson and across upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
When swollen legs are slowing you down, these benefits can make your life easier. Get in touch with us to find out more.
Social Security Disability Is All We Do.
How to Qualify for Social Security Disability for Edema
You could think about qualifying for Social Security Disability with edema in two ways:
- Qualifying with edema as your main impairment
- Qualifying with edema as a symptom of another health disorder
For edema itself to qualify you for benefits, the pain, swelling, loss of movement, loss of sleep and other effects must be severe enough to limit your daily activities and prevent you from working any significant amount.
It can be difficult, but not impossible, to reach the standard Social Security looks for in awarding disability benefits, with swelling alone.
You may have more success with a disability claim in which edema is a symptom that you can document as part of another medical condition that warrants disability benefits.
Those medical conditions include:
- Heart failure
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Other circulation disorders
- Kidney failure
- Other kidney diseases
- Whole-body swelling (anasarca)
- Other excess fluid disorders
Do you wonder whether your edema is enough to get Social Security Disability benefits—and the financial relief that comes with them?
You can get the Pilzer Klein disability law team to evaluate your situation and your options at no cost.
Evidence You Need for a Social Security Disability Claim with Edema
To get disability benefits, you must be unable to work what Social Security considers to be a “substantial” amount for at least a year.
With edema or any other health condition, you prove this by providing information on your work background and evidence of your medical situation.
You’ll need to gather this and more:
- Descriptions of recent jobs
- Your training and credentials
- Reports from doctors
- Medical test results
- Records of hospital stays
- Lists of prescriptions
- Documentation of how your edema responds to treatment
- Statements from people in your personal life about how your condition affects you
You can gather it all yourself—or you can give yourself a break and get your disability lawyer to help you.
Having a lawyer is a way to make sure you avoid mistakes in seeking Social Security Disability benefits.
You pay no lawyer fee until you win benefits.
Disability benefits can make a real difference at a difficult time in your life.
If edema and swelling problems are seriously hindering you, don’t hesitate to pursue the financial help that may be available to you.