Hematological Disorders for SSDI
Hematological disorders are disorders which directly affect the blood, including white blood cells, red blood cells, lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, and platelets. Those who are diagnosed with a hematological condition may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Disability insurance is designed to help support individuals who are unable to work and earn a living because of their medical condition. A claimant is required to meet certain requirements to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. For example, individuals must have put money into the social security system during their lifetime before becoming eligible to receive disability benefits.
A claimant must also be able to prove that their disability prohibits them from taking part in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) and earning a living wage. The Social Security Administration (SSA) determines which applicants qualify for SSDI. They are responsible for assessing the documentation presented by claimants to support their disability claims.
Can You Get Disability for A Blood Disorder?
The SSA references what is known as the Blue Book to determine if a claimant’s disability is a qualifying disorder. The category for qualifying hematological disabilities includes some of the following conditions:
- Disorders of Thrombosis and Hemostasis
- Bone Marrow Failure
- Hemolytic Anemias
Malignant (Cancerous) Hematological Disorders
- Multiple Myeloma
In order to be qualified for SSDI, a claimant must provide evidence of their disability. Such evidence includes things like laboratory test results, treatment history, and other medical documentation. Generally, evidence which covers a period of at least 90 days is required by the SSA.
In situations where laboratory test results are not available, a persuasive report from a physician will be accepted. The report must confirm the diagnosis of a hematological disorder and that it was confirmed by appropriate diagnostic methods, like laboratory testing. The report must state that a claimant had a definitive laboratory test result(s) and provide those results. If the diagnosis was established through other diagnostic methods, this must be explained in detail by the physician.
The SSA will always strive to obtain the results of appropriate laboratory testing, and will not purchase complex, costly, or invasive tests, such as bone marrow aspirations, in order to approve a disability claim.
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If you are searching for a qualified SSDI attorney in Stockton, California, contact Peña & Bromberg today. Whether you are in the middle of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, or have been denied disability benefits and wish to appeal the decision, our team is here to help. Contact us today via our website, or call us at (559)-314-2947 for a free consultation.