Are You Looking for Financial Relief?

The swelling and pain that comes with edema can make daily life difficult and working next to impossible. Without steady income, bills pile up and the stress is unbearable.

Help is out there. You can apply for Social Security Disability benefits, which provide monthly payments and access to Medicaid or Medicare. Benefits give you the sound financial grounding you need to focus on what matters most: your health.

Social Security, however, doesn’t make it easy. Most applications are denied the first time.

And explaining your case of edema to Social Security gets complicated. While edema can qualify for disability benefits, you must prove your case is severe enough to rule out almost any kind of work.

Edema can impact different parts of the body, but it’s most common in your arms and legs. (Sometimes people call it swollen legs syndrome.) For your disability claim, you could focus on edema, or show how your case is related to major medical conditions like liver, kidney or heart disease.

Having an experienced disability lawyer on your side can make all the difference. They can gather the documentation you need, work with your doctors to get helpful records, and give you hope for a more secure future.

In Yakima, Kennewick, Sunnyside, Spokane, Wenatchee, Richland, Walla Walla, Pasco or Ellensburg, Bothwell & Hamill has been helping people just like you for more than 40 years. Call us today for helping getting the benefits you deserve and your life back on track.

Call Us Now! »

How Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits with Edema?

According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of edema in your legs include:

  • Swelling or puffiness just under the skin
  • Stretchy or shiny skin
  • Skin that remains indented after applying a little pressure
  • Legs that feel extremely heavy and painful to move

Edema is often a sign of a more serious health problem, such as congestive heart failure, liver damage or kidney disease. For any medical condition you have, details of the symptoms you experience will be important for your disability claim.

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you will need extensive documentation to prove you cannot work for up to a year. These include:

  • Reports from your doctor
  • Medical test results
  • Records of prescriptions and how your edema responds to treatment
  • Hospital stays
  • Statements from family, friends and people in your life who can describe how your condition has affected you

An experienced disability lawyer can help you pull all these records together. At Bothwell & Hamill, we can help you understand what to include, or not include, in your claim.

And it costs you nothing to talk to us for an initial review of your prospects for disability benefits.

Get My Free Consultation! »

How Bothwell & Hamill Disability Attorneys Can Help with Your Edema Claim

It’s like a maze with thousands of rules, but the experienced disability lawyers at Bothwell & Hamill deal with the Social Security system every day and know how it works.

If you live in Central Washington, we can walk you through your disability benefits application for edema and give you the best shot possible of winning financial relief.

We help you:

  • Collect your medical records
  • Fill out all the required forms
  • Avoid mistakes
  • Meet deadlines
  • Appeal your case should Social Security deny it

From the beginning, middle and end of the disability benefits process, it’s invaluable to have an ally in your corner who knows the law, the process, and what Social Security looks for to determine when edema is severe enough to make working impossible.

At Bothwell & Hamill, we’ve helped Washingtonians with multiple medical conditions, including edema and ailments related to it.

This comes at no risk to you because we won’t charge you a penny unless we succeed in your claim.

Let’s get you on the path to financial stability so you can focus on your treatment, your health, and living your fullest life.

Contact Us Now! »

More Questions?

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

Common Questions »
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.”


Contact Form Phone
Skip to content