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Social Security Disability and SSI for Sjogren's Syndrome

     Individuals suffering from Sjogren's syndrome may qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits. Sjogren's syndrome is an immune system disorder that usually first affects the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of the eyes and mouth and often accompanies other immune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Complications of the syndrome include: dental cavities; yeast infections; vision problems; inflammation of lungs, kidneys, or liver; and peripheral neuropathy. Claimant's with severe Sjogren's syndrome can qualify for benefits under Listing 14.10, which states:

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