Social Security Disability for Crohn’s Disease in Detroit, MI
If you have a way to maintain a steady income, it’s easier to manage living with a severe case of Crohn’s disease.
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can provide this kind of relief.
Benefits come with monthly checks and qualify you for Medicare health coverage.
You can’t just sign up and start receiving benefits, though. A conditions like Crohn’s disease can be different in different people. You must prove that your case is so severe that you can’t work in any substantial way.
The Social Security Disability lawyers at the Levine Benjamin Law Firm do that for you.
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How to Prove Your Crohn’s Disease Qualifies for Social Security Disability
The Social Security Administration (SSA) officially recognizes Crohn’s disease as an impairment that can qualify you for disability benefits.
It’s in the category of digestive disorders on Social Security’s impairments list. Social Security says you’ll need documentation like this:
- Clinical medical reports
- Laboratory test results
- Medical imaging, including x-rays, endoscopy, CAT scans, MRIs and more
- Pathology reports on possible causes of your Crohn’s disease
- Records of operations you’ve had
The medical evidence helps you accomplish a crucial part of your Social Security Disability claim: Proving that your symptoms are severe enough that you can’t work.
According to the Mayo Clinic, debilitating symptoms of Crohn’s disease include:
- Abdominal pain
- Anal pain or drainage
- Blood in your stool
- Inflammation in your eyes
- Inflammation in your joints
- Inflammation in your liver or bile ducts
- Sores in your mouth
- Skin inflammation
- Unintentional weight loss
If you’re wondering whether your case of Crohn’s disease qualifies you for SSD benefits, you can get a disability lawyer from Levine Benjamin to take a look at your situation and let you know where you stand.
The conversation is free. And you don’t pay an attorney fee until you win benefits.
How Your Crohn’s Disease Treatment Affects Your Social Security Disability Benefits
Treatments like surgery can often improve the symptoms of Crohn’s disease, allowing you to function well enough to work.
If that’s the case, you might not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. But if your impairment remains severe even with treatment, you could get benefits.
The SSA says it will look for this information about your treatment:
- What treatment you’ve been prescribed, including medication, therapy, nutritional programs and surgery
- Dosages and frequency of your treatment
- Whether your symptoms improve with treatment
- How side effects of your treatment limit you
- How long your treatment is expected to last
If you have not received consistent treatment, Social Security says you may not be able to prove that your Crohn’s disease or other digestive disorder is a qualifying impairment.
However, you still have a chance to win benefits if you can show that your symptoms are equal to a qualifying impairment and severely limit your day-to-day health and ability to function.
An SSD lawyer knows what you need to meet all the requirements for financial assistance. And your lawyer helps you gather the right pieces of medical evidence and put together a strong case.
To reach a time when your life is easier as you grapple with Crohn’s disease, get started on your disability claim now.