There are certain types of medical conditions that may preclude someone from working on a regular basis. This happens when the condition limits physical movements, causes cognitive problems or is too painful. One condition that may keep a California adult from earning a gainful income is psoriatic arthritis. For some who suffer from it, this medical issue is both extremely painful and debilitating during flare-ups.
A disabling condition
Those who have this type of arthritis may have long periods of remission, allowing them to have some semblance of a normal life during which they can work. During a flare-up, however, a person suffering from it may need long periods of time off work. This means that individual could have trouble maintaining a job, and it can be difficult to find other employment that allows an employee to take extended time off.
Psoriatic arthritis may qualify as a disabling medical condition according to the Social Security Administration. This means someone who has this disorder may be eligible for support through the SSA. An individual may qualify if he or she is unable to maintain substantial or gainful income because of the condition. There are strict eligibility requirements, but these benefits may replace some lost income.
Applying for benefits
It can be complex, confusing and discouraging to seek disability benefits from the SSA. A California applicant with psoriatic arthritis may find his or her initial claim comes back denied. It may be helpful to speak with an experienced attorney when initiating this process and completing the paperwork.