Hemophilia diseases are genetic illnesses that impair the body's capacity to cause blood clotting and coagulation, which are processes that halt bleeding when blood arteries are ruptured. Because haemophiliacs have a difficult difficulty stopping bleeding once it begins, they must exercise caution in circumstances where they may be cut.
Those with haemophilia do not bleed more severely than others, but they do bleed for a longer length of time since the blood does not clot properly and stops the bleeding. People with severe haemophilia may bleed for days – or even weeks – from minor cuts and scrapes that would be overlooked by others who do not have the disease.
Haemophilia is classified as Type A or Type B based on the degree of clotting deficiency. Men are more prone than women to get the disease.
The most prevalent symptom of haemophilia is excessive bleeding, both internal and external. Internal bleeding into the joints of the body is prevalent in moderate to severe haemophilia, causing joint deformity and destruction. Other symptoms include frequent and severe bruising, as well as joint swelling.
There is currently no recognised therapy for haemophilia. It can be treated with factor replacement infusions, which supply blood factors that aid with clotting and coagulation. Depending on the kind and severity of the haemophilia, infusions may be given on a regular or as-needed basis. Special activities can also assist to avoid some of the complications of haemophilia.
How to Apply for SSDI With Hemophilia Medically
The Social Security Administration uses the standards in Section 7.08 of the Blue Book to establish your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits based on Haemophilia and other coagulation disorders. The following are the essential principles:
- - To validate your condition, lab testing is essential. Medical proof of the medications and treatments you are receiving is inadequate to qualify for disability, and
- - Your haemophilia must be severe enough to demand at least three transfusions in the last five months.
You may still be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if your haemophilia does not meet the requirements listed in the Blue Book for haemophilia. Rather, you must be able to show that your condition, whether haemophilia alone or in conjunction with other diseases, makes it unreasonable to expect you to perform any sort of work for which you are qualified or could be trained.
Several factors are evaluated by the Social Security Administration when determining whether you are capable of continuing to work. Your medical condition is considered, but it is not the only factor.
The SSA will also consider the types of occupations you have previously had (especially the past 15 years). Persons who have done light or sedentary labour may find it more difficult to establish that they are physically unable to continue working than those who have only done severe work. The SSA will also consider your age and level of education to determine if you can be properly trained and acclimated to performing new sorts of work than you have in the past.
Your Case for Social Security Disability Because of Hemophilia
When you are represented by a Social Security disability attorney, your chances of receiving benefits improve significantly. Lawyers that are familiar with the Social Security system understand what the SSA expects before granting your claim and how to provide documentation of your condition successfully.
Even if your disability claim has already been denied, you should consult with a Social Security attorney immediately soon. A Social Security disability lawyer may walk you through the steps below to ensure that your claim has the best chance of being granted during the appeals process.