Rheumatoid Arthritis : Above all, be persistent
Last but not least, be persistent. It is important that you are aware that most initial claims made by participants are denied. For this reason, knowing how to file for SSD, when and what to expect during the evaluation process, as well as understanding the appeal process is crucial to being able to receive SSD benefits for your arthritis.
If rheumatoid arthritis is preventing you from performing steady work, then you may be able to quality for Social Security Disability benefits. Living with RA can be hard enough, let alone also having to worry about your financial situation at home. The SSD benefits can provide you with monthly support, allowing you to cover your medical bills and other financial expenses. Talk with your doctor and a Social Security Disability lawyer as soon as possible so that you can better understand the application and evaluation process.