Listing Of Impairments – Section 3.00 Respiratory System | Spring Hill Social Security Disability Attorney

You can file a claim for Social Security benefits for problems with you respiratory system.

The listings in Section 3.00 Respiratory System cover impairments caused by respiratory disorders such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic persistent infections of the long, cystic fibrosis, and bronchiectasis.

The Social Security Administration requires that you are respiratory disorder and impairment be established by medical evidence in sufficient detail to “permit an independent reviewer to evaluate the severity of the impairment.”

Most chronic respiratory conditions require medical treatment. The Social Security administration will look at your medical records over the period of time you have gotten treatment. They will evaluate your diagnostic testing, your treatment, your response to that treatment, information about the nature and severity of your impairment, including any improvement as a result of your treatment to see if your condition meets a listing.

Social Security Disability claim applicants may not have gotten any treatment or be able to show the existence of an impairment that meets the criteria of the listing. You might be able to show it you haven’t impairment that is equivalent in severity to one of the listed impairments or are disabled because of your limited residual functional capacity, it still is important to show the medical severity of your impairment, the level of your functioning, the frequency, severity, and duration of your symptoms.

I would suggest that you document your symptoms by keeping a diary. Those symptoms can include shortness of breath with exertion, coughing, wheezing, chest pain, sputum production. Your diary should be kept on a 24 hour/7 basis and outlines not only your symptoms and how often they occur, but how severe they are, how long they last, and how they interfere with your ability to function.

Make sure that you have the appropriate diagnostic studies to establish and you have a chronic pulmonary disease including pulmonary function testing which will help assess the severity of your impairment.

Don’t forget that some medical disorders, such as pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary vasculitis, can involve pulmonary circulation and you can meet any listing as a result of the underlying medical condition that causes a respiratory disorder. If you suffer from an impaired respiratory system and are going to file a claim you should consult with skilled attorneys Cavey & Barrett.

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