Houston, TX asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for Texas

Q: What law sections and codes do I look for when I am have lung agenesis ICD 10 code Q33.3 which is nationally covered ssa

Im 36 born with lung agenesis aka only one lung, I have severe mental health issues, I have the required amount of work credits and my ICD 10 code Q33.3 is nationally covered under the Americans with disabilities act but the ssa says that my condition is not as severe as I think it is. The Southeast Texas humidity is high and it's a high populated area with refineries. What laws, section codes, acts, ECT can I use to win my claim

1 Lawyer Answer
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC

A: You can read the regulations related to Social Security regulations to see how Social Security considers claims for disability benefits. SSA is making a decision as to whether your medical issues are so severe that they prevent you from doing all work that exists in the national economy. The ICD 10 code is not really relevant. Once you have a diagnosed impairment, SSA is looking at the severity of your symptoms. Because you have a medical condition that is rare and may cause some unusual issues with work I would recommend speaking to a disability attorney in your area about your claim.

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