If you or a family member suffer from severe asthma and are unable to perform even sedentary work on a regular basis, you are likely medically eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. Though asthma is commonly treated with both day-to-day controller inhalers and rescue inhalers for urgent attacks, not to mention oral steroids and longer-acting inhalers such as salmeterol, the disease can still cause significant difficulty breathing, coughing and wheezing, chest pain, dizziness, and problems concentrating, all of which in combination can preclude a person with asthma from being able to perform substantially gainful activity. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), asthma symptoms can be worsened by environmental factors, such as triggers like pollen or mold and changes in air pollution or the weather, as well as activity levels.
If you experience difficulty breathing that is aggravated by sitting upright for long periods, standing, or walking for short periods of time, your asthma is likely sever enough to prevent you from being able to perform nearly all types of non-accommodated work on a regular basis. If you have yet to file an initial application for disability benefits, Viner Disability Law‘s attorneys can provide you with a free consultation and help you file your claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Similarly, if your claim for SSDI or SSI has been denied, our attorneys can represent you in an appeal and hearing before an administrative law judge at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review nearest your residence. Please contact our office or continue browsing this site to learn more details about our practice and how our attorneys can help you win your claim for disability benefits.