Social Security Disability for Interstitial Cystitis in Detroit
If you suffer from interstitial cystitis (IC), you know the recurring pain and discomfort in your bladder and pelvic region from this disease can be debilitating.
If it’s so bad that you can’t work, you could qualify for monthly payments from Social Security disability to help you support yourself.
But qualifying is complicated. Most people get turned down.
Social Security has thousands of rules governing disability benefits. Getting a lawyer who knows how to present your case for benefits could make a difference in your case.
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How to Qualify for Disability Benefits with Interstitial Cystitis
A few years ago, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a new ruling clarifying how it will evaluate a disability claim stemming from interstitial cystitis.
The ruling said interstitial cystitis can be a “medically determinable impairment,” and it described how adjudicators should evaluate it.
While there are no specific signs or findings that are universally accepted to establish a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, the ruling did list some symptoms that can lead to a diagnosis:
- Urinary frequency and urgency
- Pain of the bladder
- Pain in the pelvis or genitals
- Pain in the thighs or back
- Tenderness on physical examination
- Sexual dysfunction
- Sleep problems
- Chronic fatigue or tiredness.
Most useful to disability claimants and their attorneys, the ruling explains: “We must consider all of the person’s impairment-related symptoms in deciding how such symptoms may affect functional capacity.”
“For example, many people with IC have chronic pelvic pain, which can affect the ability to focus and sustain attention on the task at hand. Nocturia (excessive nighttime urination) may disrupt sleeping patterns and lead to drowsiness and lack of mental clarity during the day. Urinary frequency can necessitate trips to the bathroom as often as every 10 to 15 minutes, day and night. Consequently, some individuals with IC essentially may confine themselves to their homes…”
An experienced attorney knows how to use this ruling to argue and win a disability case based on interstitial cystitis.
Get Help with Your Interstitial Cystitis Claim
When you have a Social Security disability attorney from Levine Benjamin Law Firm helping you with your claim for interstitial cystitis disability benefits, you can be confident that your case is in good hands.
We understand the system and process well. In fact, at Levine Benjamin, we’ve helped more than 80,000 people with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities since 1964.
People with professional representation for their claims are more likely to win benefits than those who try to take on the benefits application or appeals process alone, according to past statistics from Social Security.
We’ll provide an initial consultation on your interstitial cystitis case for free. We won’t charge an attorney’s fee until you win benefits.
From applying to appealing, we help you every step of the way.