Sarcoidosis and Social Security Disability Benefits
Sarcoidosis is an illness in which inflammation occurs in the lungs, lymph nodes, and various other tissues. It causes granulomas (clusters of immune cells) to form in certain organs, most specifically the lungs and chest area; there are various other symptoms that affect the eyes, nervous system, skin, and even general symptoms of fatigue may occur. The most common symptoms are dry cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath.
The wide range of symptoms causes sarcoidosis to have many different types of limitations in the work place. Several jobs will be unavailable to the sufferer, depending on where the disease is affecting them; if your eyes are affected, for example, you may be unable to pursue nearly every job there is available since most require vision. Also, the fatigue that comes with this illness can take away more opportunities for work from an individual.
Sarcoidosis and California Social Security Disability
Since sarcoidosis has such a broad range of symptoms, the combination of several different impairments may exclude you from working. You must be under the care of a physician who can provide a valid opinion as to whether you can or cannot work, based on your symptoms.