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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) gradually diminishes people's respiratory capacity making breathing more and more difficult as the disease progresses. COPD attacks the lungs in several ways that can cause dramatic and life-changing damage, including:

  • Destroying the needed elasticity of lung tissues like alveoli and bronchioles. Alveoli expand when filling with air. The walls of the alveoli can tear. This diminishes the surface area of the lungs thereby reducing the surface area where oxygen can enter the bloodstream.
  • Thickening of lung tissue reduces that needed elasticity.
  • Excess mucus production builds up and cuts down on the effectiveness of each breath.

If you are living with COPD, you know the challenges it presents. A skilled attorney can help ensure that you are able to secure the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits you deserve.

More Than 50 Years Of Experience Dedicated Solely To Helping Disabled Individuals Secure The Benefits They Deserve

At Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., we know that a diagnosis is not enough to secure disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).The SSA has very strict guidelines for granting disability benefits. We know what is needed, and we will help you gather the needed documentation to support a claim for disability benefits.

Contact The Joliet Lung Disease Attorneys Of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd.

If you are living with the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, you need to make sure that you have access to every available resource that can help you face the challenges that confront you. Having a skilled and experienced lawyer to help you navigate the SSDI and SSI disability benefits process can be invaluable. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Social Security Disability attorneys, call 847-268-3304, toll free at 866-918-8482 or simply contact us online.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we charge no money up front and no hourly fees. Our fees must be approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA), and must comply with SSA guidelines. We file our fee agreement with the SSA in every case.

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