Organ failure describes a wide array of problems. It means that one or more of your internal organs are not functioning properly. People who experience organ failure often wonder if they can receive Social Security disability benefits to help them live with its effects. Answering this question can be tricky, as organ failure can manifest itself in many different ways.
The experienced Utah disability attorneys at Summit Disability Law Group can help you find out if you have a winning case. In this post, we break down some of the details about organ failure and Social Security disability benefits.
When Do I Qualify for Disability Benefits?
While organ failure is not specifically listed by the Social Security Administration as a qualifying condition, you may still be eligible for benefits if you are experiencing it. Different forms of organ failure that may qualify for disability benefits include:
- Chronic heart failure
- Kidney disease
- Blood marrow failure
- Breathing (lung) disorders
- Liver disease
These are just some of the many forms of organ failure that may qualify you for benefits. As we mentioned, the relationship between organ failure and Social Security disability benefits is hard to define. In general, if your condition meets the following standards, you are eligible for benefits:
- It prevents you from working and earning more than $1,130 per month
- It is a severe medical condition diagnosed by a qualified doctor
- It is listed itself or included in a category listed in the SSA’s “listing of impairments”
- It causes limitations in your sitting, standing, lifting, or walking abilities
If you are experiencing organ failure that meets these requirements, you are likely eligible for disability benefits. One of our Social Security disability lawyers can help you find out for sure.
How Can a Disability Lawyer Help Me?
Disability claims can be tough, especially when your condition is not specifically listed as eligible for benefits by the SSA. A disability lawyer who understands the claims process can ensure that you have the best possible case prepared before you file it.
We regularly help our clients win difficult disability cases. If you have questions about organ failure and Social Security disability benefits, or the disability claims process in general, contact Summit Disability Law Group today. We offer a free initial consultation, and if you choose to work with us, you will not pay us anything until we win your case.