Seeking Social Security Benefits for Clients With Breathing Disorders

If you are unable to work due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma, you may be able to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSD/DIB) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the federal government with the help of an experienced lawyer.

Documenting the Consequences of Serious Respiratory ImpairmentsPortland SSD and Disability Benefits Attorney Richard A. Sly helps clients with COPD and asthma make their case for federal disability benefits. We can assist you with the preparation of your Social Security application and represent you if your claim is denied and you need to appeal it.

Our firm frequently helps clients in Oregon and Washington claim Social Security benefits on the basis of respiratory disorders. COPD and asthma are two of the most prominent disorders in this category, often making it impossible for people to obtain and keep full-time work.

  • COPD: One of the most common serious medical conditions in the United States, COPD is a name for the combined effects of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The damage to the lungs and airways caused by COPD results in low airflow and difficulty breathing.
  • Asthma: Asthma is another very common medical condition affecting people of all ages. People with severe asthma may experience asthma attacks — characterized by wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing — on a regular basis.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has specific criteria that you must meet in order to obtain benefits for COPD or asthma. We are familiar with these criteria and will work with your doctor to make sure your condition is properly diagnosed and documented for the SSA.

Call a Portland Social Security Disability and SSI Attorney at 503-224-0436

Attorney Richard A. Sly and our team are dedicated to obtaining disability benefits for clients whose arthritis has gotten so bad that they can no longer work. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Sly, call us toll free at 503-224-0436 or e-mail us today.