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Secure Your Benefits—and Peace of Mind

Diabetes can have devastating effects on your life. Depending on the severity of your case, you may experience vision loss, loss of function in your extremities and kidney disease.

Millions of people suffer with diabetes—34.2 million Americans, or just over one in 10, to be exact—but knowing that doesn’t make living with the disease any easier.

When diabetes started taking its toll on your body, you had to cut back on work, and then stop working entirely. And now, you’re worried: How are you going to pay the bills?

Social Security Disability benefits can offer relief. If your application is approved, you could receive a monthly check to help cover your living expenses. That frees you from anxiety and lets you focus on your well-being.

The only problem? The question is “if” you’ll get benefits. It’s not guaranteed.

Bothwell & Hamill Social Security Disability attorneys in Central Washington can help. We know what you need to succeed with a claim for diabetes. We’ve helped thousands of people get disability income.

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Qualifying for Social Security Disability with Diabetes in Central Washington

The Social Security Administration (SSA) awards benefits to people with diabetes if they have symptoms like:

  • Damage to body systems, including the urinary tract, digestive system and autonomic neuropathy in heart and blood vessels—and it leads to vomiting, urination problems, fainting, nausea and dizziness
  • Kidney and nerve damage
  • Vision loss
  • Loss of function in extremities
  • Cardiovascular disease

Having diabetes on its own may not be enough to qualify you for benefits. That is the challenge of a Social Security Disability claim for diabetes: many people have it, many can work while they manage their condition.

You might have to show that you’re experiencing at least one of those severe symptoms. You could also be going through mental health strains like depression, which can be part of your disability claim.

The SSA won’t just take your word for it that you are suffering from complications from diabetes bad enough that you can’t work at all, in any capacity. It’s up to you to get the medical records and prove your ailments.

If you’re wondering whether your case of diabetes gives you a strong claim for Social Security Disability benefits, you can find out more from the disability lawyers at Bothwell & Hamill at no cost to you.

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Applying for Social Security Disability with Diabetes

When you’re thinking about applying for Social Security Disability , we recommend contacting a Social Security Disability attorney, like those at Bothwell & Hamill.

A disability lawyer can make sure you fill out the lengthy application correctly and submit all the required forms properly. Someone who deals with the disability system all the time can help you avoid mistakes that might damage your claim for benefits.

At Bothwell & Hamill, we can take over much of the legwork for you, such as gathering proof of your diabetes complications. Acceptable proof includes:

  • Doctors’ records and reports
  • Results of your medical tests
  • A list of prescription medicines you’re taking
  • Information about your diet and exercise routine
  • Quotes from people who are familiar with your condition

When you’re already dealing with your symptoms and running back and forth to doctor’s offices, making healthy meals, exercising and taking care of your everyday activities, it’s overwhelming to think about applying for Social Security Disability.

It seems too intimidating. Won’t it take forever to fill out all those forms?

But don’t hesitate if you are suffering, you can’t continue working, and you’re scared about your financial situation. Our attorneys will walk you through every step of the process so that you have the best chance possible of being approved.

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Working With Bothwell & Hamill on Your Diabetes Claim

The Social Security Disability attorneys at Bothwell & Hamill have extensive experience helping clients in Yakima, Kennewick, Sunnyside, Ellensburg, Walla Walla, and across Central Washington, win Social Security Disability benefits.

Whether you’re applying for the first time or appealing a denial, we can help. Not only will you have someone to help you fill out the forms, you’ll have someone by your side to represent you in a disability hearing before a judge if it comes to that.

You deserve a sense of calm in your life. If you receive benefits, you can feel more at ease about how you’re going to pay your bills. You know that could work wonders not only for your mental health, but your physical health, too.

So don’t wait to reach out. If your diabetes is so severe that you’re unable to hold a job, we’re ready to help you reach the next phase in your life.

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More Questions?

You might have a lot of questions. Bothwell & Hamill has answers.

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Yakima man who won Social Security Disability benefits with the help of Tom Bothwell.

Mr. Bothwell and his staff were not only knowledgeable and to the point, but took the time to answer all of my questions and kept in touch with me during the entire process.”


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