SSDI and Hematological Disorders

SSDI and Hematological Disorders

If you have a hematological disorder then you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance. There are a variety of different illnesses that fall under this category and are a viable reason to receive government aid. First, the SSA recognizes impairments that are caused by anemia. Anemia is a disorder in which the blood does not carry as much oxygen as normal. It can often cause patients to become lethargic. In some cases, anemia is tolerated with difficulty.

Those with a healthy cardiovascular system can often sustain anemia without much problem, but if you are severely disabled by the illness it may prove to be your ticket into SSDI. You will need to prove that the illness is chronic, meaning that it has been persisting for at least 3 months. In order to prove this you must have doctor’s records detailing more than three months and medically acceptable imaging if applicable.

If you have to have more than one blood transfusion every two months, and your body is affected by the anemia to the point of impairment, then the federal government may grand you SSDI. Another hematological disorder is Sickle Cell disease or a variant of Sickle Cell disease. Sickle cell is a chronic, hemolytic anemia which causes other conditions like heart failure, infarctions, or pulmonary infections. To acquire SSDI with Sickle Cell, you will need to prove that you have had at least three thrombotic crises during 5 months of your application and present the doctor’s records which show this.

You will also need to prove that you have been hospitalized three times during the 12 months prior to adjudication, and show that your illness is chronic and severe. You will then have to detail why the Sickle Cell anemia leaves you disabled and impaired. There are a variety of other hematological disorders which may cause you to become eligible for SSDI, so click here to read about them. Talk to an SSDI lawyer today if you believe that you have not been treated fairly and deserve SSDI for your illness or disability.