Dermatitis and SSD Benefits

Dermatitis is a condition that involves inflammation of the skin. The symptoms of this illness are reddened/swollen skin, and itching of the affected area. There are a variety of different forms of this disease all pertaining to the location they manifest in, but most share the symptoms mentioned before.

The rashes can occur in several different areas which can make work difficult for an individual.

Dermatitis and SSD Benefits Help

If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 8.05, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;

8.05 Dermatitis (for example, psoriasis, dyshidrosis, atopic dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis), with extensive skin lesions that persist for at least 3 months despite continuing treatment as prescribed.

The severity and location of the rashes caused by dermatitis determine whether or not an individual can work. If the rash springs up in areas such as the arms or legs, any type of movement will irritate the condition further. Another debilitating aspect of this condition revolves around the appearance of the person; sufferers may become depressed due to the fact that their rashes may be unsightly.

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