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Social Security Disability benefits provide monthly checks that can stabilize your life when you can’t work because of health problems, including the liver disease hepatitis C.
But if you were denied benefits for hepatitis C, you may wonder what to do.
Hepatitis C comes from exposure to infected blood, which can happen through drug use, medical procedures, or for health care providers accidentally exposed while working.
Not everybody has a severe illness with hepatitis C. Sometimes treatment can work. Other times the disease is able to progress undetected until there’s serious liver damage.
The Social Security Disability rules for hepatitis C are complicated. When you’ve been denied benefits—and you’re struggling with your health—get support from an experienced disability lawyer who can navigate this process for you.
The Morgan Law firm’s South Bend Disability Lawyers help people in Indiana and Michigan pursue appeals after Social Security denies their benefits, which is extremely common.
We want to see you getting the assistance you need for a fuller life when you’re health is bad.
Why You May Have a Case for Disability Benefits for Hepatitis C
Social Security recognizes that chronic liver diseases, including hepatitis C, can be severe enough to make working impossible.
And being unable to work because of health problems is the core qualification for Social Security Disability benefits.
Illness from hepatitis C often takes years to develop after exposure to the virus. You could show no symptoms for a long time. By the time problems appear, it’s often serious.
The Mayo Clinic says hepatitis C can lead to these severe conditions:
- Cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver
- Liver cancer
- Liver failure
These conditions can absolutely make you a candidate for financial help in the form of disability benefits.
You’ll need to show Social Security claims examiners or a disability judge that you have symptoms that disrupt your ability to function on a daily basis.
The Mayo Clinic lists all of these as hepatitis C symptoms:
- Loss of appetite
- Leg swelling
- Weight loss
- Mental confusion (including slurred speech)
- Jaundice (yellow skin discoloration)
- Visible blood vessels on your skin
- Abdominal fluid buildup
- Dark urine
- Easily bruising
- Easily bleeding
If you’re wondering why you were denied disability benefits for hepatitis C, our disability law firm can look at your case and give you an idea of where you stand and what to do next to secure the help you need.
There’s no charge to call us and have a conversation.
Types of Evidence You Need to Claim Social Security Disability for Hepatitis C
In its rules outlining how to qualify for disability with hepatitis C, Social Security lists several forms of medical evidence you can collect to prove your case is severe enough to prevent working.
This evidence can include:
- Liver biopsies
- Blood tests
- Medical imaging (ultrasounds, MRIs, CAT scans, endoscopy)
- Reports from doctor visits
- Reports of side effects from treatment
- Need for blood transfusions
- Need for a liver transplant
Your disability attorney can gather this evidence, and anything else you need, and present it to Social Security in a way that meets the requirements for a disability appeal.
You don’t have to worry about all these details yourself while you’re struggling with your health.
At The Morgan Law Firm, we want to see you get the disability benefits you need to hold on to some measure of a normal life when you’re living with hepatitis C.