December 10, 2018

What is Lupus?

Lupus is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells, resulting in a full range of different symptoms and problems that can potentially impair work activity. Mild cases cause patients to experience sensitivity to sunlight, swollen joints, rashes, and fatigue. Inflammation is another major symptom of lupus.  In more severe cases, patients can develop anemia, blood clotting, Raynaud’s syndrome, and problems with kidney function.

Due to these multiple symptoms, people will often find themselves unable to work and will apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Because Lupus is considered a progressive disease, the Social Security Administration recognizes it as a serious illness. To read more about how to apply for Social Security Disability, click on the link. In addition, to read about how the SSA views Lupus disability claims, please click on the link.