If you are applying for disability benefits because you have a serious impairment that involves shortness of breath, you should consider consulting an experienced Augusta Social Security disability attorney at Wilkinson & Magruder, LLP.
The lawyers at Wilkinson & Magruder will be able to walk you through a series of questions you are likely to encounter at your disability hearing such as the following:
- What causes you to experience shortness of breath?
- Pain in your chest?
- Congestion in your lungs?
- Do you suffer from asthma?
- Certain types of weather?
- Do you suffer from allergies?
- Does speaking impact your ability to breath?
- How about physical movement or exertion?
- Does lying down cause a problem?
- Do you ever hyperventilate?
- Do you suffer from stress or experience panic attacks?
- Do you use pillows when you sleep? If so, how many?
- Does climbing stairs affect your ability to breath? If so, how many stairs can you climb before your breathing becomes impaired?
- Can you walk? If so, how fast before you experience shortness of breath? How fast before you have to stop?
- How does your environment affect your breathing? If there is gas, fumes, or dust in the air, how is your breathing impacted, if at all?
- Do you ever wheeze? If so, how often?
- Do you get lung infections? If so, how many have you had?
- Have you experienced serious problems breathing, more than occasional shortness of breath?
- If so, do you know what causes these serious episodes?
- How often have these episodes occurred?
- How long do they usually last?
- Describe what occurs with you physically during these serious episodes?
- Have you ever missed work in the past due to shortness of breath or a serious episode?
- If you were to have a job, what would help prevent shortness of breath or serious breathing episodes? Would taking periodic breaks from work help? Or lying down? Or sitting in a certain position?
If you have more questions about applying for disability due to a breathing impairment, contact an Augusta disability attorney at Wilkinson & Magruder.