Q: Is there any living allowance for COPD disability?
A: Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, some chronic conditions are considered to be disabilities and you have certain rights under federal law if you’re disabled. In many cases, COPD can be considered a disability. A condition is considered disability if it’s an impairment that’s substantially limiting. Actually, it prevents an individual from performing a major life activity or when it restricts the condition, manner, or duration under which an individual can perform a major life activity.
If your COPD is so severe that prevents you from working at all despite such accommodations. You may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. It has rules concerning eligibility for disability benefits. You must have a condition that prevents you from earning more than $1,000 a month, and it has lasted at least 12 months.
You can apply for disability benefits thought the SSA, either at an office or online. Plus, you have to provide documentation of all medical testing and treatment for your condition. The whole process may take you about 3-5 months.