I have a connective tissue disorder, am I eligible for Disability?
Having a connective tissue disorder may qualify you for disability benefits, but it depends on the severity of your symptoms and how they affect your ability to work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates disability claims on a case-by-case basis and considers factors such as your medical condition, work history, age, and education level.
To qualify for disability benefits, your condition must meet the SSA's definition of disability, which means that it must significantly limit your ability to perform basic work activities such as sitting, standing, walking, and lifting. Additionally, your condition must be expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death.
To apply for disability benefits, you can visit the SSA's website and complete an online application or visit your local Social Security office to apply in person. It's important to gather all of your medical records and documentation related to your condition to support your claim.
Keep in mind that the disability application process can be lengthy and may require the assistance of an experienced disability attorney or advocate.