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Dermatitis is a term that is used to describe diverse conditions that cause an inflammation of the skin. Many people assume that this condition is not severe in nature and that individuals suffering from dermatitis should have no need for Social Security Disability benefits. In reality, some forms of dermatitis are severe and certainly do interfere significantly with an individual’s ability to work.

If you are suffering from severe dermatitis and your condition affects your ability to work, you should apply for Social Security Disability Insurance as soon as you are unable to maintain profitable work activity. Even though dermatitis is a familiar condition, you may be eligible so long as you meet the guidelines established by the SSA.

Many of the people who have severe dermatitis do not know that their condition may be able to qualify them for Social Security Disability benefits. This is partially due to the fact that Dermatitis is a common condition, and most of the individuals who suffer from it will not meet the requirements for disability benefits. However, there are some individuals who suffer from severe cases of this condition that Social Security Disability benefits are definitely an option.

When applying for Social Security Disability benefits with a case of dermatitis, you must supply the Social Security Administration with enough medical documentation to prove that your condition meets the guidelines that have been established in the Blue Book. This means providing the SSA with a complete copy of your medical files, which should document how long you have been suffering from dermatitis, the extent of your lesions, and the history of treatments that have been ineffective.
If you do not meet the specific criteria that has been listed under this condition, but your case of dermatitis still stops you from performing any type of work activity, you may still be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

When appealing the SSA’s decision to deny your disability benefits, it is very important that you consult with a qualified Social Security Disability lawyer. These lawyers specify in SSD cases and understand what is needed to win a disability case. They will be able to help you collect the medical evidence you will need and will understand how specific evidence must be presented to an administrative law judge. While you may want to attempt to represent yourself during this process, statistics show that doing so can be harmful to your disability case. Applicants who hold on to proper representation throughout the appeal process are more likely to be awarded benefits than those who try to represent themselves.