A wide variety of skin disorders, if severe enough, may qualify for long term disability benefits. These conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Ichthyosis is not one disease, but a family of about 20 skin conditions that lead to dry skin. People with this condition lose the protective barrier that keeps moisture in their skin. They also make new skin cells too quickly or shed old cells too slowly. This leads to a buildup of thick, scaly skin.
Bullae are elevated, fluid-filled blisters ≥ 10 mm in diameter.
The autoimmune bullous diseases include
- Bullous pemphigoid
- Dermatitis herpetiformis
- Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita
- Linear immunoglobulin A disease
- Mucous membrane pemphigoid
- Pemphigoid gestationis
- Pemphigus foliaceus
- Pemphigus vulgaris
Other bullous conditions include toxic epidermal necrolysis, severe cellulitis, staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, and certain drug eruptions.
If severe enough, burns may qualify you for long term disability benefits.
Chronic Infections of the Skin or Mucus Membranes
If severe enough, chronic infections of the skin or mucus membranes may qualify you for long term disability benefits.
Dermatitis is a general term that describes skin irritation. Dermatitis is a common condition that has many causes and occurs in many forms. It usually involves itchy, dry skin or a rash on swollen, reddened skin. Or it may cause the skin to blister, ooze, crust, or flake off. Examples of this condition are atopic dermatitis (eczema), dandruff, and contact dermatitis.
Genetic Photosensitivity Disorders
Photosensitivity disorders of the skin are conditions in which an abnormal cutaneous response occurs after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation or visible light.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin condition that causes small, painful lumps to form under the skin. The lumps can break open, or tunnels can form under the skin. The condition mostly affects areas where the skin rubs together, such as the armpits, groin, buttocks, and breasts.
Lymphatic obstruction occurs when the lymph vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed are blocked. Such obstruction may cause lymphedema, which is swelling due to a blockage of the lymph passages.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system triggers the skin to overproduce skin cells. This causes a buildup of skin in certain areas of the body that is usually seen as red patches covered in flaky white bumps or scales. While they can occur anywhere in the body, the most common places are on the scalp, lower back, and the joints like knees and elbows.
Work With an Experienced Long Term Disability Attorney
If you are unable to work as a result of skin disorders, you should consult with an experienced long term disability attorney. Unfortunately, long term disability carriers do not make it easy for disabled claimants to receive the benefits that they deserve. If your skin disorder makes it impossible for you to work and you have been denied your long term disability benefits, the legal team at Ortiz Law Firm can help you cut through the red tape and fight for your disability benefits no matter where you live in the United States. Give us a call today to discuss your claim at (888) 321-8131.