Bronchiectasis and Social Security Disability Benefits
Bronchiectasis is a respiratory disease that causes dilation of the bronchi, the passageways that are responsible for conducting air in and out of the lungs. When these tubes become dilated, they easily collapse and obstruct the flow of air, thus making the body unable to expel lung secretions, resulting in frequent infections. This disease can require extensive treatment, forcing a person to be unable to work to their full potential and making disability payments necessary to living a reasonable life.
Bronchiectasis is one of the disabilities listed by the Social Security Administration as a disability that can qualify you for monthly benefits if you are unable to work. If you’ve been diagnosed with bronchiectasis and are experiencing trouble getting the benefits you need, an Indianapolis social security disability attorney at the Hankey Law Office, may be able to help. Contact our offices today at (800) 520-3633.
Receiving Benefits for Bronchiectasis
When someone has bronchiectasis, it is usually very difficult or impossible for them to continue working due to the disruptions that frequent infections and difficulty breathing cause. For someone to be qualified for social security for bronchiectasis, their condition must include the following:
- Diminished lung functioning – Documentation of lung capacity measurement tests administered by a physician which show diminished lung functioning
- Frequent illness – An applicant needs to have documentation of episodes of bronchitis, pneumonia, respiratory failure, or hemoptysis at least six times in the past year or once every two months
If you demonstrate these conditions and have been denied your disability benefits, you should contact an attorney today to discuss fighting for the benefits which you may deserve.
If you were diagnosed with bronchiectasis and are in need of social security disability benefits, an Indianapolis social security disability lawyer at the Hankey Law Office, may be able to assist you in getting the benefits you need. Contact our office to speak with an attorney who can provide more information on how we can help at (800) 520-3633.