Diminished Lung Function
A lung condition or breathing disorder can be extremely debilitating, making it impossible to work in any occupation. If you suffer from such a condition, you may be eligible to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Obtaining those benefits, however, can be a difficult process. An experienced disability lawyer can help.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
COPD is a general term that encompasses several severe lung conditions, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD can be caused by smoking, exposure to air pollution, occupational dusts and other hazards. Symptoms of COPD include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and fatigue.
For those with severe COPD, working is simply not possible. Any job requires a free and constant intake of breath, and COPD interferes with that function.
For you to qualify for benefits, lung function tests must prove that you have a diminished ability to take in air. Your condition must be severe enough to prevent you from being able to work and to adjust to another type of work. I know what evidence is required for COPD disability claims and can give you the best possible chance of qualifying. I have successfully handled numerous SSDI and SSI claims for clients throughout northwest Georgia.
Get Legal Advice From A Dalton Attorney
Is COPD or another breathing disorder keeping you from working? I can help you pursue SSDI or SSI benefits. Contact my law office today online or by calling 706-847-4646 or 800-610-9637 (toll-free) to speak with an experienced Georgia disability attorney.