Pulmonary Disorders & Disability Benefits

The degree of a pulmonary impairment is measured by pulmonary function tests. Social Security will look at the tests like spirometry to determine the restriction on breathing based on FCV, FEV, and arterial gas values, and the claimant's height and weight. Pulmonary impairments include chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, chronic restrictive pulmonary diseases, asthma, cystic fibrosis, lung transplants, and a variety of other pulmonary disorders. It is essential that a Social Security claimant have frequent pulmonary workups conducted by a pulmonologist to show a consistent picture of insufficient pulmonary capacities.

All Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income determinations are based on medical documentation. It is important that your condition and treatment is thoroughly documented in the form of medical records, laboratory testing, clinical evaluations, and narrative reports from your treating physicians. If you do not treat with a doctor, or your doctor is not supportive, your lawyer will not be able to prove your case, regardless of how sick you truly are. Our goal is that you, your doctors and our attorneys can form the winning team to ensure that your pursuit for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits is successful.

At West Coast Disability Legal Center, our experienced attorneys guide people through each step of the Social Security Disability claims process. We can file your initial claim, appeal your claim to the reconsideration level if you are denied, request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, or appeal your case to the Appeals Council. To talk with us about your case, please call us at (800) 459-3017 to schedule a free consultation. You can also contact us online and one of our attorneys will get in touch with you. There is never a fee for our services unless we win your case.