California residents who suffer from lymphedema may discover that filing for Social Security Disability Income could be a challenge since the ailment is not listed in the Social Security Administration Blue Book as a specific malady. However, those who are afflicted with lymphedema and similar diseases could possibly be able to collect SSDI.
The symptoms of lymphedema may mirror those of other disorders, such as impaired blood vessels in the legs, that can make walking painful and uncomfortable. If the lymphedema affects the upper extremities, it could mirror a musculoskeletal ailment, possibly increasing an individual's chances of collecting SSDI. Because of the blur in symptoms, applicants may ultimately be able to obtain their benefit under a similar disability that is listed in the Social Security Administration Blue Book.