Social Security Common Conditions: Kidney Disease

by Staff | November 12th, 2014

The body needs to be able to excrete waste in order to properly function. If this cannot be achieved, it can lead to an individual developing any of several conditions—including kidney disease.

What Is Kidney Disease?

The kidneys are the organs in the body that are responsible for helping filter the fluids and blood in the body. If these organs fail, deadly toxins can build up, which can lead to patients being unable to work and in need of extensive medical treatment. If not treated, it can eventually cause death.

What Help Is Available to Those with Kidney Disease?

To help with the expenses associated with costly medical bills and lost wages, the Social Security Administration considers kidney disease to be a condition that may qualify a person for Social Security Disability benefits; however, it’s important to understand the rules associated with Social Security Disability eligibility as it pertains to this particular condition, especially since the rules recently changed.

What Are Social Security’s Eligibility Rules for Those with Kidney Disease?

Officials recently altered the wording of the law to provide more clarification as to what determines when a genitourinary disorder is considered to be “frequent” or “interferes” with another aspect of daily life. Furthermore, the documentation requirements for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis were updated.

Let Us Assist You

These changes can bring up questions among many kidney disease sufferers regarding their legal rights to Social Security Disability benefits, and our team of attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are here to help. To speak with one of our Social Security Disability attorneys about your case, call us at (800) 477-7315.

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