Is Obesity Affecting Your Ability to Work?
Obesity can lead to severe health problems that limit or eliminate your ability to work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is reluctant to award benefits to people with obesity claims, but your chances of success are greatly improved with skilled legal representation.
At the law firm of Coats & Todd, our lawyers have more than 40 years of combined experience handling SSD claims and appeals for clients throughout Texas and nationwide. We understand the hardships faced by people suffering from obesity. We will put our skill and experience to work for you, to help you pursue the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits you need and deserve.
Contact us online or by telephone at 800-856-1031 to speak with an experienced Dallas obesity disability lawyer.
SSD Obesity Claims
While obesity is not on the SSA's list of impairments, it can lead to conditions that are. While the SSA will not grant benefits to a person suffering from obesity alone, they may consider requests arising from obesity in conjunction with other health problems, such as:
Factors the SSA may consider when answering your claim include:
- Your ability to lose weight through simple lifestyle changes
- If you would be able to perform a more sedentary job than the one your currently hold
When presenting a claim to the SSA, it is very important to have documented medical evidence that demonstrates how obesity and related health problems are affecting your ability to work.
Our SSD attorneys will work with you closely to determine the full extent of your condition and how it is limiting your ability to work. We know what evidence the SSA considers relevant and will present your case to them with skill and determination.
Contact Us · Fort Worth Social Security Claim Attorney
Based in Richardson, Texas, we represent people suffering with obesity and other conditions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, throughout Texas and nationwide. Contact us today online or call us at 800-856-1031 for a free initial consultation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT, Monday through Friday.