Social Security Disability Based on Meniere’s Disease in CT

Aaaagh the  painIf you have the diagnosis of Meniere’s disease, then you have a very good chance of winning your Social Security Disability benefits.  I make no guarantees but, I personally up until the point in my career have never had a Meniere’s disease case that I have lost.  That is because Meniere’s disease and its symptoms are so unconducive of any kind of work activity. Meniere’s disease involves an inner ear problem that is assessed by vestibular testing or caloric testing and that inner ear difficulty results in extreme vertigo, nausea, vomiting, ringing in the inner ears and progressive hearing loss.  Most of my clients who had Meniere’s disease tend to have flare ups of the disease.  The flare ups can last anywhere between a few hours to a few days.  A person with Meniere’s disease can have a whole week where they do not have any symptoms and then suddenly they have a terrible week where they are in bed all week with loud ringing in their ears and dizziness and nausea. Obviously that person is going to be calling in sick for that week and will not be able to focus on their work activity.  Also there is a listing in the Social Security Code of Regulations that covers Meniere’s disease.  It is listing 2.07.  If you do not meet that listing with the necessary laboratory testing I think you can easily show, in most cases, that you can be off task at least fifteen percent or more of a typical workday due to the symptoms or absent at least once or twice a month on a month-to-month basis and that would preclude all competitive employment.

This informational blog post was brought to you by Anne K. Howard, an experienced Connecticut Social Security Disability Attorney.

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