Disability Benefits for Hematological Disorders

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Qualifying Hematological Disorders for SSDI

Social Security Lawyer in Oakland on Hematological Disorders

Physical disabilities that qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can range from injuries sustained later in life, to diseases and disabilities people were born with. Hematological disorders are disorders that affect the blood, and this includes platelets, white blood cells, red blood cells, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and the spleen. A hematological condition could be a form of blood cancer, or a disorder like Sickle cell anemia.

Those who are diagnosed with a hematological disorder that impacts their ability to work may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Disability benefits are meant to help support individuals who are unable to take part in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), and therefore unable to support themselves financially due to their medical condition.

In order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, a claimant must have put money into the social security system during their lifetime. A claimant must also prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that their disability now prevents them from working, as the SSA is responsible for approving and denying disability claims.

In order to do this, the SSA references the Blue Book, which breaks down the qualifying impairments and conditions that allow claimants to receive disability benefits. According to the Blue Book, qualifying hematological disorders includes, but is not limited to, the following conditions.

  • Disorders of Thrombosis and Hemostasis
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Hemolytic Anemias
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma

In order for a claimant to be approved for SSDI, they must provide substantial evidence of their disability and why it prohibits them from taking part in SGA. This could include a medical treatment history, laboratory tests, and other medical documentation.

A persuasive report from a physician will also be accepted in lieu of laboratory test results. This report must confirm the diagnosis of a hematological disorder, done so through appropriate diagnostic methods. If diagnostic methods other than laboratory tests were used to diagnose the disorder, these methods must be explained by the physician.

Generally, the SSA requires evidence that covers a period of at least 90 days. In order to approve a disability claim, the SSA will not purchase tests that are invasive or complex, such as tests of clotting-factor proteins, or bone marrow aspirations.

Social Security Disability Attorney in Oakland, CA

If you are searching for an SSDI lawyer in Alameda, Oakland, or the surrounding areas, contact the Ortega Disability Group today. Our legal team is here to help you obtain the benefits you need. Contact our Oakland Social Security lawyers through our website, or call us to request a free consultation.

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