Can Obesity Be a Disabling Condition for Purposes of Social Security Disability Benefits?

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There are many medical and psychological conditions that are so debilitating that they can prevent a person from being able to work full-time or consistently enough to support oneself. Obesity can be such a condition. Obesity used to be a listed condition for purposes of Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) but the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) removed … Read More

Evaluating Obesity in Social Security Disability Cases

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By Andrew DeLaMare, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Currently, obesity is a rising medical concern among all age groups and genders for the increased risk of dangers to health and lifestyle.  For social security disability purposes, obesity can represent a significant impairment in an individual’s ability to work full-time.  Social Security recognizes that obesity, especially at level III (with Body … Read More

Can You Get Social Security Disability for Being Obese?

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How Social Security Evaluates Obesity By Brooke Qualls, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. One thing that many people are surprised to hear is that obesity can impact your Social Security disability claim. Social Security has made policies concerning how obesity can affect a claim, including Social Security Ruling (SSR) 02-1p. The ruling sets out standards for defining obesity and how … Read More