Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits and Effects of Obesity | Bellaire Beach Social Security Disability Attorney

Obesity is a medically determinable impairment that also causes respiratory impairment. The combined effects of obesity and the respiratory impairment can be greater than the effects of each of the individual impairments considered alone.

Therefore, the Social Security administration is directed under the Listing of Impairments – Section 3.00 I. Effects of Obesity to consider the obesity and respiratory impairment individually and in any combination.

Even if you don’t meet a listing, the Social Security administration must consider the effects of obesity and respiratory problems together to determine if you are able to return to your past relevant work or are unemployable in the national labor market given your age, education, and transferable skills.

Social Security disability claims for the effects of obesity can be won at the listing stage or by developing the medical and vocational evidence and establishes the cumulative effects of your obesity and respiratory problems.

To find Section 3.00 I. Effects of Obesity, click here.

For assistance contact St. Petersburg Florida Social Security lawyers Sharon Barrett and Nancy Cavey by clicking here or by calling 727.894.3188.

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