Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits and Chronic Infections of the Lung | Hillborough County Social Security Disability Attorney

Mycobacterial, mycotic, and chronic persistent infections of the lung are listed conditions under section 3.08. You can get Social Security Disability benefits for chronic lung infections. You can look at the listing in detail here.

The Social Security Administration requires that these disorders be evaluated on the basis of resulting limitations in pulmonary function. Evidence of chronic infection with positive culture, drug resistance, enlarging parenchymal lesions or cavitation, are not, by themselves, a basis for determining that you have a disabling impairment expected to last 12 months.

If, however, you do have the pulmonary infection that persists almost 12 months, the clinical findings, complications, treatment considerations and prognosis will be carefully assessed by the Social Security Administration to determine whether, despite your pulmonary function, you have an impairment that is expected to last at least 12 consecutive months which prevents gainful activity.

This will be evaluated under the criteria found in 3.02 Chronic Pulmonary Insufficiency which you can will review at the posting on that topic.

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