Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits and Pneumoconiosis | Indian Rocks Beach Social Security Disability Attorney

If you have pneumoconiosis, you can get Social Security benefits.

Pneumoconiosis is a term that describes lung diseases that include, but is not limited to, coal-worker’s pneumoconiosis or BLACK LUNG disease. Pneumoconiosis is caused by breathing in dust from COAL, graphite, man-made carbon, IRON, SILICA, BAUXITE, ALUMINUM, cotton, diacetyl, ASBESTOS, and other particulant matter. The symptoms include shortness of breath or chronic cough. It complications can include failure of the right side of your heart or pulmonary tuberculosis. An excellent article on this disease is found at MEDLINEplus here.

Pneumoconiosis is evaluated under the criteria found in listing 3.02 Chronic Pulmonary Insufficiency.

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.

The appropriate testing must establish that you have meet Table I of Listing Of Impairments 3.02 to be granted Social Security disability benefits.

If you have Pneumoconiosis and think you should file for social security benefits, please contact Nancy Cavey by clicking here or calling 727.894.3188.

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