By Jennifer Romero, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
If you are a person with pemphigus whose condition is severe enough to prevent you from doing any gainful work activity, you could be eligible for assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Pemphigus is described in the SSAU Publication No. 64-039 Disability Evaluation Under Social Security, Section 8.03 (page 58) listing of eligible impairments. The language the SSA uses is: “Pemphigus, erythema multiform bullosum, bullous pemphigoid, dermatitis herpeti–formis. With extensive lesions not responding to prescribed treatment.”