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    Diabetes impacts every aspect of your life, from your relationships to your hobbies and your work. In fact, you may not be able to work anymore if your diabetes is severe enough.

    While you know you need to focus on your health first, you can’t help but feel stressed. If you can’t work, how are you going to pay your bills?

    Social Security Disability benefits offer monthly income and access to Medicare or Medicaid health coverage so that you can cover your basic expenses and not have to worry so much.

    It can be difficult to win benefits, however. The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies most people when they first apply for benefits.

    The disability lawyers at Robertson Wendt Disability work with disability applicants every day, and know what it takes to help you win benefits.

    Robertson Wendt is one of few disability attorneys in South Carolina who have board certification in disability law. Our disability law firm is dedicated to helping people who can’t work because of health conditions, including diabetes.

    In Charleston, Columbia or anywhere throughout the state, we take the time to understand your specific situation. We’re ready to advocate for you to get you the benefits you deserve.

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    Qualifying for Disability Benefits for Diabetes

    You’ll need to prove that your diabetes symptoms have gotten so bad that you’ll have to leave your most recent work for at least a year, and you can’t switch to another line of work in the meantime.

    Your proof could come in these forms:

    • Medical test results
    • Doctors’ reports
    • A list of diabetes medicine you’re taking
    • Details about your diet and exercise plan
    • Testimonies from people who are familiar with your situation, like co-workers and friends
    • Details of the demands of your past jobs

    If you aren’t sure whether or not you qualify, you can always reach out to our disability attorneys for a free evaluation. The Wendt Law Firm never charges for an initial consultation.

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    What Diabetes Symptoms Do You Need to Show When Applying for Disability?

    The SSA lists the symptoms you need to show to prove that your case of diabetes is severe enough that you can’t work, so you therefore qualify for disability benefits.

    These kinds of symptoms are crucial to document:

    • Nerve damage
    • Kidney damage
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Loss of vision
    • Damage to body systems such as the urinary tract and the digestive system
    • Nerve damage in heart and blood vessels
    • Loss of function in your extremities

    Diabetes can be a challenging type of impairment to use in a Social Security Disability application. That’s because many people are able to live with diabetes symptoms and still hold a job.

    It’s a common condition and not always associated with someone perceived as having a “disability.” Over 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    So your job in your disability claim is to show the SSA that working just isn’t possible for you.

    A common approach to a disability application involving diabetes is also document other health problems that combine with diabetes to prevent you from working.

    But completing pages of application forms and sending in evidence to prove your symptoms may sound overwhelming.

    With the help of South Carolina disability attorney Robertson Wendt and his disability legal team, you can get a better chance of securing the benefits that will make your life easier.

    And you can leave the legwork of the complicated application to us. We’ll take on that burden so you can keep focusing on managing your diabetes—and living your life—the most important things right now.

    There is no attorney fee unless you win benefits, so there’s little risk to you.

    Our goal, above all else, is to help you get financial relief so that after a major health setback, you can move forward.

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