Autoimmune diseases are any of several different diseases that can cause a response from the body that turns on some of the most important functions of the body. Often times with autoimmune diseases, the body can make a mistake when it attempts to determine what is a foreign body that ought to be attacked by the immune system, and what is a natural and beneficial part of the body that is necessary for survival and maintaining the body in good health.

woman with Autoimmune Disorders in hospital bed

These diseases are typically treated with immuno-suppressive therapy. These take the form of one of several different drugs that lessen the effect of these particular disorders made by the immune system. The problem with these immuno-suppressant drugs is that they can make it particularly dangerous at times for individuals to come into contact with any form of many diseases that the immune system would normally be able to fight off with little trouble. This can make working at a daily job not only painful but also dangerous and difficult. Some of the more common autoimmune diseases that have been recognized by the Social Security Administration are:

Common Autoimmune Diseases:

  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Scleroderma

  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
  • Arthritis (some types)

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Connective Tissue Disorder
  • Goodpasture’s Syndrome
  • Graves’ Disease

vials of blood to test for autoimmune disordersIf you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and you have been informed by your doctor that you will be unable to continue working in the future because of that autoimmune disease, you may want to consider contacting an experienced Social Security Disability attorney. Experienced Social Security Disability lawyers can help you to make the very important legal and personal decisions that you will face as you go through the difficult process of applying for social security disability benefits. A great percentage of first time claims for social security benefits are denied. In fact, as many as three of every four applications for social security are denied each time. These applications usually are not declined because they are not eligible or worthy of benefits, but rather because there may be something simple missing in the application packet, medical records may not be included, or something else that an attorney can assist you with.

The pain you are suffering can make dealing with the difficult task of the Social Security Administration seem even more difficult. The Social Security Administration looks very carefully at medical records when considering whether to approve the person for benefits. It is therefore very important to be sure that your medical records document everything, including the effects the disease has had on your life. The opinion of your treating physician is crucial to the success of your Social Security Disability claim. The opinion of the physician will determine whether you are eligible for benefits based on your autoimmune disease. Getting access to this information and double checking the information in your medical file can be very daunting for someone who is not sure what to look for.

Contact the Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates

Social Security Disability Attorney meeting client with autoimmune disordersIf you have a RI attorney prior to filing a claim with the Social Security Administration, your chances of succeeding are nearly doubled. Not only are your chances of success greater, but also you will begin receiving your benefits more quickly. If you plan on, or are currently doing business with the Social Security Administration, call The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates now. We can help to ensure that your claim is processed quickly, efficiently, and successfully. We at d’Oliveira & Associates are highly skilled in the area of Social Security Disability law and have helped many clients successfully. Please contact The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.

Social Security Disability Attorneys d’Oliveira & Associates
1395 Atwood Ave (Suite 209F)
Johnston, RI 02919
(401) 490-3549
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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 16 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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