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New York Residents: Important Updates to Social Security Disability Listings

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
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Filing a Social Security disability claim in New York can be a lengthy process, especially if your initial claim is denied and you must appeal it. This is why you should have the help of a New York Social Security disability attorney from the beginning.

New York Residents should be aware of some important updates to Social Security disability listings, as they have recently removed endocrine disorders from their list of impairments.

What are Endocrine Disorders?

This type of disorder is related to the endocrine system, which consists of several glands. The endocrine system produces hormones that are sent out through the body's bloodstream. These hormones help regulate breathing, weight control, and the balance of fluids.

Some of the important glands include the hypothalaumus and pituitary glands in the brain, pancreas, and adrenal glands in the kidneys. Many endocrine disorders are related to these glands being damaged.

Why Have Endocrine Disorders Been Removed from Social Security Disability Listings?

Endocrine disorders have been removed because of advances in medicine. These disorders are now being detected earlier and better types of treatment are available. This means that many individuals who are diagnosed with an endocrine disorder will be able to continue functioning and working as always.

Does This Mean I Will Not Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits If I Have Been Diagnosed with an Endocrine Disorder?

Your chances of receiving disability benefits are definitely reduced if you have been diagnosed with an endocrine disorder; however, if your condition is severe enough that you are not able to continue working and you are permanently disabled, then you could still qualify for Social Security disability benefits, although, the process may take longer. This is why before you file a Social Security disability claim in New York; you should first speak with an attorney.

You may qualify for disability benefits under another listing, depending on the symptoms you are experiencing and your functional limitations. A New York Social Security disability attorney can evaluate all possibilities and determine if you have a valid claim.

In addition, one particular condition that falls under endocrine disorders, diabetes mellitus, is still being recognized by the Social Security Administration as an impairment that can cause disability and therefore may qualify an individual for disability benefits.

To better understand what your chances are at receiving Social Security disability benefits, your next step should be to seek legal counsel from an attorney who specializes in this area of the law.  

Contacting a New York Social Security Disability Attorney 

Before you file your Social Security disability claim in New York, be sure to take advantage of this free consumer's guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Social Security Disability Claim. Contact a New York Social Security disability lawyer at The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr.  for help with building your disability claim at 800-310-5520.