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Genitourinary Impairments: What Are They And Can I Be Disabled If I Have Chronic Renal Disease?

Continuing with our blog exploring all of the Listing of Impairments concerning whether a person is disabled, we will now address genitourinary impairments. These are impairments that are caused by chronic renal (kidney) disease. These diseases or dysfunctions are chronic glomerulonephritis, hypertensive renal vascular disease, diabetic nephropathy, chronic obstructive uropathy, and hereditary nephropathies.
As always, the SSA will require longitudinal record (a record over a substantial period of time), generally three months. This record must include treatment, response to the treatment given, any hospital stays, and any laboratory evidence that demonstrates the renal disease and its progression.
Note, if a claimant is undergoing dialysis then the claimant must present laboratory findings of his or her renal function before he or she started dialysis. Also, if the claimant had a renal biopsy performed, then the SSA requires a copy of the report of the examination or a statement by a medical professional that describes the results of the biopsy examination.
It is important that you contact a Dallas Social Security Disability Attorney to assist your attempt to receive Social Security Disability Benefits.