Are Neuropathy And Edema Disabilities Under Social Security Disability?

It has been estimated that more than 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy, a disorder of peripheral nerves, typically affects the hands and feet and causes edema, weakness, numbness and pain. In some cases, the pain can be so severe that it is disabling.

If your neuropathy is severely limiting, causing you to be unable to perform the required duties of your job, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. This could be true even if your initial claim has already been denied. At the law office of Douglas W. Hutson, Attorney at Law, we help people in East Tennessee pursue SSD appeals to get the benefits they need and deserve. Call us today at 423-453-3021 to discuss your claim. With offices in Athens and Cleveland, we serve clients throughout eastern Tennessee.

Disability Benefits For Peripheral Neuropathy

The Social Security Administration lists peripheral neuropathy as a qualifying disability. You must either show that your symptoms meet the specific criteria as included in the SSA's listing or prove that neuropathies severely limit your ability to work in respect to your age, education and skills.

The SSA characterizes peripheral neuropathy by tremors, partial paralysis, paresthesia or numbness and involuntary movements that make it difficult to walk or use your hands.

Other common symptoms of neuropathies include various types of nerve damage, muscle weakness, swollen legs or edema, poor coordination and balance, tingling and chronic pain. Depending on your skill level and potential, the SSA may find that symptoms like these are debilitating in your case.

With more than 30 years of experience practicing disability law, Mr. Hutson knows what it takes to prove your case to the SSA. As your lawyer, he will work closely with you and your doctors to document your symptoms and diagnoses in order to advocate for your rights before the SSA.

No Fees Unless We Win

When you hire Douglas W. Hutson, Attorney at Law, you will not pay any upfront fees. In fact, we will not charge you any fees until we win your case. If you are suffering from neuropathy and/or edema, call 423-453-3021 or fill out this form to schedule a free consultation at our office in Athens or Cleveland.