Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits and Chronic Pulmonary Insufficiency | Port Richey Social Security Disability Attorney

Chronic pulmonary insufficiency is a broad term that covers many types of breathing disorders.The Social Security Administration has a listing for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic ventilatory disease, and chronic impairment of gas exchange.

You might be eligible for Social Security benefits if you have chronic pulmonary disease or insufficiency.

To meet Social Security disability listing 3.02, a social security disability claim applicant must have one of the following:

  1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to any cause. The Social Security administration will evaluate the severity of the obstruction by using a chart based on your height and forced expiratory volume (FEV1) results from spirometric testing. For example, if you are 72 inches tall without shoes, your FEV1 must be equal to or less than 1.65.
  2. Chronic restrictive ventilatory disease due to any cause. The Social Security Administration will evaluate the severity of the restrictive ventilatory disorder by using a chart based on your height and forced vital capacity (FVC) from spirometric testing. For example, if you are 72 inches tall without shoes, your FEC must be equal to or less than 1.85.
  3. Chronic impairment of gas exchange due to clinically documented pulmonary disease. The Social Security administration will evaluate the severity of your restrictive breathing disorder and some cases of emphysema. This will require a determination of the diffusing capacity of your lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and arterial blood gas studies (ABGS).

A Social Security disability claim for chronic pulmonary insufficiency can be won at a listing level if you meet these rigid testing results. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. You can contact Florida Social Security lawyer, Nancy Cavey.

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