Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can stop you from working. And the pain and fatigue that comes with it can make it difficult to face a long, complicated, time-consuming Social Security Disability application. But disability benefits could be just what you need to stabilize your life when RA robs you of your income. So get support building your disability claim. In this chart, San Jose disability attorney Angelina Valle explains how to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits for rheumatoid arthritis.