If you are suffering from eczema, you may find it difficult to work or carry out basic daily activities. Eczema causes inflamed, itchy, and irritated skin that can occur anywhere on the body. It is most common on the hands, feet, face, and back of the knees. Sufferers may qualify for Social Security disability benefits automatically if they can demonstrate that they meet the requirements set forth in the Social Security Administration’s disability listing for dermatitis.

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits Due to Eczema

In order to automatically qualify for benefits from the office of the Social Security Administration, you must meet certain criteria. The following is an overview of what you must show when you file your claim:

  1. A diagnosis of eczema by a licensed physician.
  2. The type of eczema diagnosed must be accompanied by extensive skin lesions.
  3. Extensive skin lesions must either cover an area of the body needed to function, such as the palms of the hands,
  4. or cover multiple less significant areas of the body. Examples would be the elbows and the face.
  5. Extensive skin lesions must also cause serious limitations.
  6. The extensive skin lesions must last for at least three months.
  7. The extensive skin lesions must not be responding to any prescribed treatment.

Before submitting your claim for Social Security disability benefits, we encourage you to view our free guide, Social Security Disability: What You Need to Know. We invite you to share this guide with your friends and family on Facebook!

by Carl M. Weisbrod
Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law

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