Lyme disease is a systemic disease transmitted through tick bites. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 300,000 people in the United States may contract Lyme disease each year. Lyme disease has three stages with increasing symptoms. If left untreated early on, it can lead to multiple debilitating conditions.
Although Lyme disease is not specifically listed in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book, a number of conditions caused by Lyme disease are listed, including:
• Musculoskeletal system (section 1.00)
• Cardiovascular system (section 4.00)
• Neurological system (section 11.00)
• Mental disorders (section 12.00)
• Immune system (section 14.00)
Social Security Disability applications have a very low approval rate. But because Lyme disease itself is not listed in the SSA’s Blue Book, your chances for securing disability benefits are even lower.
Many people find that hiring a personal injury attorney increases their chances of receiving approval for Social Security Disability. Attorney Richard Smith has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years. He also handles Social Security Disability cases, something that not all personal injury lawyers do. Call (864) 300-4878 for a free consultation.
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