Asthma attacks affecting your ability to work?
Get Asthma Disability benefits.
Feeling like you can’t breathe or catch your breath is scary. Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that can cause breathlessness, tightness in your chest, wheezing, and coughing. In some cases, an asthma attack can be life threatening.
If frequent asthma attacks are interfering with your ability to work any job for 12 months or longer, you could be eligible for Asthma Disability benefits. The Disability team at McDonald Law Firm have handled thousands of Social Security Disability claims and have a record of success. We’ll be glad to evaluate your case, file your claim and work to get you Disability benefits for asthma.
Asthma Disability benefits aren’t automatic.
Many people apply for Asthma Disability benefits, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to get them. If you can control your asthma with medication, you may not initially qualify for Asthma Disability benefits. If you suffer severe, repeated attacks that have constituted a medical emergency and continuously keep you from working, you’ve got a strong chance of receiving Asthma Disability benefits.
To determine your eligibility, the Social Security Administration will look at the frequency and severity of your asthma attacks over the past year. You will have to prove that you are under the care of a physician and, that despite prescribed treatment, you’ve had an attack at least once every two months or at least six times per year.
Two important facts to note:
- Required hospitalization for more than 24 hours counts as two attacks
- There must be an evaluation period of at least 12 consecutive months to determine your frequency of asthma attacks