Employment, Disability and Legal Issues

Because lupus can range in severity, individuals with lupus may be fully able or unable to work. Fortunately, there are programs and organizations that protect the rights of individuals within and outside the workplace. Whether the individual is seeking federal disability benefits or employment opportunities, the following resources offer services to those with lupus.

Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability is the federal program, supported by payroll taxes, that pays benefits to people who cannot work due to a medical condition. Learn more.

Work Related Issues

Through the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Patient Advocate Foundation, and Hire Disability Solutions, individuals with disabilities are guaranteed equal employment opportunity. In addition, the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and DisabilityInfo.gov offer services and advice to enhance the employment of people with disabilities.