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Is Diabetes a Disability? What the Law Says…

Updated: Apr 11, 2019

"Living with any type of diabetes is challenging every single day. For some, the challenges or complications of having diabetes can become a tremendous obstacle to working and earning a consistent and livable income.

As a result, some people with diabetes may be faced with the decision of applying for disability benefits.

In this article, we’ll look at why and how diabetes might qualify for disability benefits, what those benefits are, what the application process is like, and what to do if you’re denied after applying.

While having a diagnosis of diabetes may help you receive adequate support in your place of work — or for some, in receiving a handicap parking pass — simply having a condition that qualifies as a disability doesn’t mean you necessarily qualify to receive disability benefits in the form of financial assistance."


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