Social Security Disability: Skin Disorders
Social Security Disability is available to many people who suffer from severe skin conditions. Some conditions Social Security covered under the Listing 8.00 include ichyosis, bullous disease, chronic infections of the skin or mucous membranes, dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, genetic photosensitivity disorders, and burns.
Many people that experience skin disorders are subject to many different symptoms from unpleasant discomfort to excruciating pain. For this reason, Social Security uses several different factors to evaluate the severity of your disorder including "extensive skin lesions, frequency of flare ups, symptoms and treatment. Social Security defines an extensive skin lesion as being on multiple body part or critical areas and causes severe limitation. A lesion could be considered more severe depending on where it is on the body. Flare ups are times where a persons symptoms become much more severe; for some people this could be once a year, while for others this could be once a week. The more frequent the more severe it likely is. Social Security also wants to know how bad your symptoms are, including pain. Essentially, is your skin condition just a minor inconvenience or does it truly prevent you from working? And finally, are you receiving treatment and does the treatment work. Some people's symptoms can be completely controlled by various medications and creams, while others deal with symptoms no matter what.
As a Social Security Disability lawyer, I have helped many people who struggle with many different skin conditions. These debilitating conditions can be devastating to someone who has worked their entire life, and just cannot do it anymore. If a skin condition is preventing you from working a full time job, call me at 513-721-6111 for a free evaluation of your potential Social Security Disability case.