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Filing for SSDI with Blood and Lymph Disorders

The Social Security Administration (SSA) classifies disabilities into 14 categories. Included is Section 7.00 – Hematological. This grouping includes only noncancerous disorders, as cancer and cancer-related conditions are evaluated elsewhere.

It’s important to understand that all 14 categories have their own requirements that must be met in order to qualify for disability benefits. Some impairments may have some cross-over into other categories, making it more difficult to decipher what supporting documentation you will need for your case.

We highly recommend contacting an experienced Social Security disability attorney who is familiar with this wide variety of cases. Miller Disability Law, P.C. has that experience as well as the expertise needed to carefully guide you through the application process and potential appeals.

Hematological Disorders

The SSA blue book recognizes several blood-related disorders as disabilities, but certain requirements must be met to be approved for benefits. These recognized conditions all behave similarly wherein they cause disruption to normal blood cell development and function. Certain conditions may affect white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, or clotting proteins.

Hemolytic Anemias

These disorders can be either congenital or acquired, and cause destruction of otherwise healthy red blood cells, bringing the red blood cell count down to dangerous levels. When hemolytic anemia occurs, it can cause exhaustion and shortness of breath.

  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Chronic Anemia

Disorders of Thrombosis and Hemostasis

These blood clotting and bleeding disorders consist of abnormalities in the blood that cause hypercoagulation or hypocoagulation. These disorders affect a network of tissues and can cause dangerous bleeding episodes that require blood transfusions.

  • Hemophilia
  • Thrombocytopenia

Disorders of Bone Marrow Failure

Failure of bone marrow can cause insufficient amounts of healthy red blood cells, platelets, or granulocytes.

  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Granulocytopenia
  • Myelofibrosis

Other Covered Disorders

There are other blood-related disorders, disorders of the lymphatic system, and blood conditions covered in this category. To discuss in detail your hematological disorder and find out if you may qualify for disability benefits, contact Miller Disability Law, P.C. to schedule a free consultation.

Supporting Documentation for Proving Your Claim

Each type of disorder is evaluated based on its own set of guidelines, and it can be difficult to discern precisely what to include with your application for benefits. Some conditions require specific blood test results while others disorders are judged more so on your ability to function in day to day life.

The Social Security disability attorneys at Miller Disability Law, P.C. have the knowledge and experience to succinctly guide you through your case. We are here to get to know you as an individual and become familiar with your specific challenges, so we can better equip you with the information necessary for success. Our team is always here to answer any questions you have, and we are by your side throughout the process, until you receive the benefits you have earned.

Call today or schedule a consultation online to discuss the details of your application. We look forward to serving you.

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