By Television1 Latest Reply 2014-05-05 10:51:16 -0500
Started 2014-04-25 21:59:54 -0500

how do I show that I'm disabled for SS# , and yet go walking because I'm a diabetic?

8 replies

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-29 02:08:08 -0500 Report

Just a thought. My daughter had to go through a lawyer. She didn't have to pay anything up front, the lawyer gets a percentage once they win. After they went to court and won she even got back pay in a lump sum from the time she first applied and was denied.

GabbyPA 2014-04-27 09:50:18 -0500 Report

I suppose it depends on the nature of the disability you are trying to claim. Being diabetic alone is not a qualification for disability. Is there something else you are wanting or needing to claim? If is has to do with walking and you cannot walk, then you can find other forms of exercise to do as a diabetic.

MrsCDogg 2014-04-27 06:31:16 -0500 Report

I applied for disability last August. They will get in touch with your doctor and have him/her to send them information about your condition. Then they will send you to another doctor who will examine you and give his/her findings to social security. Then they will make the determination as to whether you are disabled. I was turned down for SS. They said that I was "just a little uncomfortable" because of arthritis and diabetes but I was able to work. You know what they say about opinions!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-26 19:08:07 -0500 Report

Like James (Jayabee52) said, it depends on why you think you are disabled. You have to first be declared disabled by a doctor and I believe you need a second opinion. I have a friend who got it because of a severe injury to her shoulder, arm and back. Took her about 6 months. Yet another friend who has controlled diabetes was told no which I think is understandable. You may have to start with your doctor and be confirmed disabled. I also think SSA will send you to their doctor if they don't believe your doctor. You should visit the SSA website and find out the criteria.

SkyCam 2014-04-26 18:16:13 -0500 Report

Hi there… I dont know a lot about what the criteria for disability from Diabetes, but the ADA should have a criteria listed on their web site. I think that was the site I checked out 4 yrs ago to see if I qualified for Disabilty because of a back condition. Makes sense it would be there - or call your local SS Office to see where they will send you online. If you meant the qualifers through medical records, its a waste of time. Appears Jayabee52 qualified quickly because of her kidney disease…they have certain conditions which force the Government to clear the way within months…although the majority of people must wait an average of 2 years. Good Luck and hope it works out well.

jayabee52 2014-04-26 10:32:12 -0500 Report

Howdy TV.

That depends on why you think you are disabled. Why do you think you are disabled?

I am disabled under the law due to my having end stage renal disease (ESRD)for which I need dialysis treatments. It was automatic (I had to do some paperwork for the SSA but it was minimal )

If you think you have a valid disability under the terms of the American Disability Act (ADA), go to a disability lawyer, they'll tell you if you have a case and what to do and avoid doing. .

My disability does not prevent me from walking. I do have difficulty walking long distances, but I still walk.

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

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