Diabetes Blood Sugar TestSuffer from diabetes? You may be entitled to Social Security benefits.

Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Diabetes happens when the body does not produce enough insulin to process glucose. Diabetes can often be controlled with treatment; however, as a person gets older, sometimes it cannot be controlled.

So you may be asking what does Diabetes and social security have to do with one another?

If you have been out of work for at least 12 months or expect to be out of work for 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits and/or Supplemental Security Income. A claimant must show that he/she has severe complications from Diabetes and, therefore, can no longer work.

You may automatically qualify for benefits if your complications from diabetes meet the requirements of a Social Security Listing. A few complications of uncontrolled diabetes include: poorly healing skin, amputation of an extremity, and cardiovascular issues.

Find more information on living with diabetes here. And if you or a loved one suffers from diabetes and cannot work, call us today at 704-333-0885, we may be able to help. With convenient office locations in Charlotte, Gastonia, Hickory and Rock Hill, SC you’re just a short drive away from getting the help that you deserve.

Written by: Logan Reilly, Social Security Attorney, Campbell & Associates, Attorneys at Law