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Social Security Disability: Is Eczema a Disability?

If your eczema is substantial and prevents you from being able to work with your hands or on your feet, you may qualify for SSD benefits. Contact the leading Social Security Disability lawyers in Virginia– O’Neil and Bowman Disability Group –to learn more.

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What is Eczema?

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a skin disorder that causes inflammation and irritation to the skin. Eczema can present itself anywhere on the body, however, it typically shows up on the hands, feet, behind your knees, and face. It causes itching and the skin will often appear dry, scaly, and with small blisters.

There is no cure for eczema, but it can be maintained with medication and by avoiding things that cause irritation.

How Do I Qualify for Benefits?

Although it is not common for symptoms of eczema to be severe enough to receive benefits, it is possible for your symptoms cause recurring infections or extensive skin lesions if it does not respond to medical treatment.

If your eczema produces skin lesions that last for three months or longer, and prevent you from working, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will approve you for benefits as long as you meet their requirements. Your skin lesions will need to cover an area of your body that is required to function, such as the palms of your hands or the bottom of your feet.

Or, they will need to cover multiple areas of your body, such as your face and elbows, that limit your mobility and maintain a job.

Fighting For Your Social Security Disability Claim

If you are living with severe eczema, and are unable to work, contact O’Neil and Bowman Disability Group in Norfolk, VA for a free case evaluation. Our law office will discuss your symptoms and past treatment, and be open and honest with you regarding the possibility of being approved for benefits.

You do not need to fight for social security disability benefits alone. While you have the ability to apply for benefits on your own, your chances of being approved greatly increase after hiring a Social Security Disability attorney. Call O’Neil and Bowman Disability Group for your free consultation today.

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