Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that can be painful enough to prevent you from holding on to a job. When you can’t work because of severe medical problems, you face a financial crisis. Social Security Disability benefits were designed to help, providing much needed income to cover basic needs and let you focus on your health. Qualifying for benefits, however, requires you to provide detailed information. In this chart from the Indiana disability law firm The Morgan Law Firm, see what you must prove if you have rheumatoid arthritis.