Can You Receive SSD Benefits for a Blood Disorder?
If you suffer from a blood disorder that causes severe impairments, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. The Kocian Law Group can help you seek and secure disability benefits. We have a proven record of obtaining fully favorable decisions, especially at the administrative hearing level. The lawyers at Kocian Law Group are committed to providing prompt, aggressive, and proactive representation. Be assured that we will answer your questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. If you need zealous legal representation, then you should not hesitate to contact the Kocian Law Group to help you pursue your claims.
Our goal is to serve each client’s legal needs with the highest standards of competence and ethics and to secure a successful result whenever possible. At Kocian Law Group, we endeavor to exceed your expectations. We will prepare you thoroughly for every stage of the Social Security disability benefits process, from your initial application to your hearing before an administrative law judge or in a federal court.
Some of the blood disorder impairments which may qualify you for Social Security disability benefits include:
- Aplastic Anemia also known as toxic bone marrow, occurs when the bone marrow does not generate adequate new blood cells to replace old ones. Patients diagnosed with aplastic anemia have very low red blood cell counts, as well as decreased white blood cell counts and platelet counts. Aplastic anemia can be caused by exposure to particular drugs or toxic substances.
- Chronic Anemia is characterized by a decreased blood cell count over a prolonged period of time, usually with a hematocrit persisting at 30 percent or less. When hemoglobin or red blood cells are too low, the body cannot get the oxygen it needs to survive or thrive.
- Chronic Thrombocytopenia occurs when the body produces unusually low number of platelets, causing persistent bleeding (i.e. like nosebleeds or even intercranial bleeding) and excessive bruising.
- Hemophilia is a clotting disorder that can cause spontaneous hemorrhage or difficulty healing from open wounds. Frequent blood transfusions may be required.
- Polycythemia occurs when the ratio of red blood cells increases significantly. Some conditions that may accompany this disorder are elevated blood pressure and blood clotting.
- Myelofibrosis is characterized by unusual type of bone marrow. which results in collagen fibrosis and interferes with an ability to produce new blood cells.
- Sickle Cell Disease, which is a chronic anemia associated with sickle or crescent-shaped red blood cells, which have difficulty carrying sufficient oxygen to all parts of the body. Sickle cell anemia is hereditary.
If you have been diagnosed with a blood disorder and are wondering whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits, contact the lawyers at Kocian Law Group today for your complimentary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.