Question: Can I get Social Security disability for psoriasis?
Answer: If it’s bad enough, you can get Social Security disability for psoriasis. The key question in psoriasis cases is the extent of the lesions. How much of your body do they cover? Do you have involvement with the soles of your feet to the point that you have trouble standing and walking? Do you have lesions on your hands that interfere with your ability to use your hands.
Also important, is whether you have psoriatic arthritis. It can be a severe problem even if the skin lesions are under control.
It is crucial that you be under medical care for your psoriasis. Claimants who are not under treatment seldom win their Social Security disability claims.
While most people would be surprised to hear this, I have usually found that someone who says that he or she is disabled by a skin problem, usually is disabled. It’s just not the sort of health problem that people try to exaggerate, much less fake.
At the Charles T. Hall Law Firm, we represent claimants who are disabled by psoriasis and other skin conditions. We represent clients over a wide area of North Carolina. Whether you are in Yadkinville or Wilson, Pinehurst or Williamston, we would be happy to talk with you about your Social Security disability case.