Autoimmune Diseases

If you are suffering from an autoimmune disorder which constitutes a serious impairment you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. You should consider hiring the Kocian Law Group to assist you with your claim. We have a proven record of obtaining fully favorable decisions at the administrative hearing level.

The lawyers at Kocian Law Group are committed to helping you in a timely fashion with aggressive, pro-active representation. Be assured that we will answer your questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. The ongoing communication and exchange between Kocian Law Group and its clients directly  affects our outcomes and success rates. If you need zealous legal representation, then you should not hesitate to contact the Kocian Law Group.

An autoimmune disorder results from an impaired or compromised immune reaction directed against the human body’s own tissues . This reaction causes a chronic,  systemic dysfunctional response . The hallmark qualities of an autoimmune disorder are uncommon infections that react inadequately to treatment and that are frequently related to problems affecting other body parts. An autoimmune disorder manifests itself when the body’s tissues are erroneously invaded by its own immune system.

Some autoimmune disorders which qualify as severe impairments include:

  • Inflammatory (rheumatoid) arthritis, which is characterized by a persistent and systemic inflammation of the joints, tissues and organs in the body.
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, which exists when there is a unique autoantibody and is an overlap disorder associated with qualities of erythematosus, systemic lupus, and polymyositis.
  • Multiple Sclerosis, which is an inflammatory disorder in which the myelin sheaths around the brain and spinal cord are injured.

In order to determine whether you qualify for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will weigh a multitude of various factors. The considerations taken into account include:

  • The strength and frequency of the symptoms as documented by laboratory tests  and other objective findings;
  • The chronic nature of the ailment;
  • Any functional limitations and impact imposed upon your daily life by the disorder;
  • Any side effects of medications you take;
  • Any complexity of the medical care (e.g. frequency and need for injections);
  • The effect of treatment on your cognitive and other mental processing functions;
  • The variability of your response to treatment;
  • The interactive and cumulative effects of any treatment dispensed;
  • The length of the course of care; and
  • Any other aspect of your course of treatment that may interfere with a capacity to work.

In order to be eligible to receive a Social Security Disability award, your autoimmune disorder must lead to “marked” limitations in either activities of daily living or your social functioning, or it must result in obstacles related to completing  workplace tasks.

Contact the Social Security Disability Lawyers at KOCIAN LAW GROUP today for your complimentary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.