Suffering from hepatitis can be a painful and unpleasant experience. Your body struggles to remove harmful toxins from your blood stream, affecting your life by limiting everyday activities.
There are many types of hepatitis that the Social Security Administration considers to be physical disabilities. They include:
- Viral hepatitis (A, B, C, and more)
- Hepatitis from toxins
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
- Ischemic hepatitis
- And more
If you suffer from hepatitis and it affects your ability to work, you may be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies over three-quarters of initial applications. Hiring an experienced SSD attorney could mean the difference between whether or not you receive SSD benefits.
Hepatitis and SSD Eligibility
Having hepatitis doesn't automatically mean you will be approved for SSD benefits. The Social Security Administration has certain guidelines to determine whether a person qualifies. To be considered "disabled," your hepatitis (and other medical complications) must:
- Prevent you from working full-time
- Have lasted, or is expected to last, for at least one year
- Be life-threatening (especially when diagnosed with other physical disabilities or mental health conditions)
Remember, the Social Security Administration will review your medical records. They want to see proof that the hepatitis and its complications are severe – meaning it causes you so many problems that you have trouble working.
Before you apply for SSD benefits, a physician should diagnose you with hepatitis. It's critical that you see your doctor regularly and undergo the prescribed treatment plan. Without doing so, you likely will not qualify for SSD benefits.
Also, you must have paid into the Social Security system within the past five years. If you haven't worked enough – or recently enough – to qualify for SSD benefits, you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Having an Experienced Attorney Can Make All the Difference
At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we understand the Social Security system and your odds of being approved for SSD benefits. Having an experienced attorney could mean the difference between whether or not you receive benefits.
That's why we've helped thousands of people with all types of disabilities get the benefits they need to pay their bills.
Our successful track record speaks for itself. We win the majority of appeals for our clients. Here are just a few ways we take care of the hassles and give you peace of mind:
- We treat you with respect.
- We answer your SSD questions quickly, without the legal jargon.
- We can help you apply for SSD benefits and represent you for your appeal if the government denies your claim.
- We update you on the progress of your appeal and guide you through the complex SSD claims process.
- If we don't win your appeal, you won't owe us a penny. You have nothing to lose.
Denied Claim? You Have Only 60 Days - Call Now
If you, or someone you love, are suffering from hepatitis and severe medical problems, contact us right away at 412-394-1000, or fill out our no obligation, free legal consultation form.
Have questions about the application process? If you think you're eligible, we can help you apply for SSD benefits.
Remember, if your SSD application was denied, you have only 60 days to file an appeal. Contact us now.