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Can I file for ssi/disability if I have really bad copd?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: CPET

A cardiopulmonary exercise test could give a precise answer.

In brief: CPET

A cardiopulmonary exercise test could give a precise answer.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Perhaps...

It would depend on your job as well as how the disease is affecting you functionally.
Only your doctor can answer this question for you so see your doctor who can advise you on this issue.

In brief: Perhaps...

It would depend on your job as well as how the disease is affecting you functionally.
Only your doctor can answer this question for you so see your doctor who can advise you on this issue.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Yes

After clinical evaluation, with regard to copd, an fev1 of less than 1l is a qualifying factor for disability.
Severe shortness of breath, recurrent hospitalizations, and oxygen need are also considered.

In brief: Yes

After clinical evaluation, with regard to copd, an fev1 of less than 1l is a qualifying factor for disability.
Severe shortness of breath, recurrent hospitalizations, and oxygen need are also considered.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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