NY Social Security Disability Attorneys Explain Crohn's Disease

March 05,2013
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Some medical conditions consistently limit your ability to carry out day-to-day activities. The symptoms are so severe that basic day-to-day tasks cannot be performed at all or without help. However, if you are suffering from a digestive disorder, your symptoms can fluctuate between severe and manageable days. For disability claims, this can be an issue in whether you receive your Social Security disability benefits. It is important that you not go through this process alone. Our New York Social Security disability attorneys understand the disability claim process. They have experience with disability claims and are equipped to explain and prepare your disability claim for Social Security.

The Social Security Administration has many regulations that help them evaluate your medical condition and your ability to substantially perform any gainful employment. Digestive disorder medical conditions may still limit your ability to consistently perform work tasks or function around the house. Having adequate documentation and the necessary information can make a difference in the outcome of a disability claim. One type of digestive disorder that may qualify for disability benefits is Crohn’s disease.

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Unlike other digestive disorders, Crohn’s Disease goes through active and inactive stages. Crohn’s Disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that is primarily caused by breaks in the lining of the small and large intestines but can affect the digestive system at any point in the body. In severe cases, the disease can cause severe bowel obstruction and perforations. Symptoms can include anemia, pain, diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, and significant weight loss. Oftentimes flare-ups can be treated with medication and treatment. However, in severe cases, individuals may be required to have several surgeries to control or maintain the disease.

What Social Security is looking for In My Claim?

Social Security Administration considers Crohn’s disease to be a significant medical impairment that can meet their disability regulations. Furthermore, it can be severe enough to prevent someone from performing substantial gainful employment. To evaluate whether or not you may be approved for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration has listed guidelines regarding most digestive medical conditions. Our New York social security disability lawyers know the listed guidelines for Social Security disability claims.

According to the Social Security Administration’s Listing of Impairments, to qualify for Social Security disability, an individual must have been diagnosed with an irritable bowel disease along with a listed complication that is consistent over a consecutive 6-month period. These complications can include fistula, significant weight loss that is more than 10% of your body weight, untreatable anemia, several clinical determinations of a tender abdominal mass or several treatments of bowel obstructions. Any of these complications can be determining factors in disability claims.

Contact Our New York Social Security Disability Attorneys

If you have any questions about a disability claim, you will want to work with an experienced New York disability lawyer. To learn more about how an attorney at Hermann Law Group, PLLC can help your case, schedule a consultation with one of our New York Social Security Disability attorneys by calling (914) 286-3030.