Qualifying for SSD with Anemia

Anemia is the most common blood condition in the United States and affects more than 3 million Americans. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may provide Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to individuals who are able to prove through medical evidence that their anemia prevents them from working full time.

Our attorneys can help you prove that your condition is permanent or expected to last for at least one year or result in death to obtain the disability benefits you deserve.

Anemia Disabilities

Anemia is a hematological disease that affects the lymphatic system and develops when blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells, which are the main transporters of oxygen to organs. If red blood cells also are deficient in hemoglobin, then the body isn’t getting enough oxygen.

Symptoms can include weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, and numbness in the limbs. An anemia disability can be caused by a number of conditions, which is why there are several different types of the disease.

Common types of anemia are:

  • Anemia of chronic disease
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Hemolytic anemias
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Vitamin deficiency anemia

Certain types of anemia are considered disabling conditions by the SSA and may qualify you for SSD benefits.

Because there are several types of anemia—some more severe than others—SSA evaluation is dependent on the specific type of anemia. The SSA categorizes anemia disability claims into three general categories:

  • Blood Loss Anemia – Anemia can develop when large amounts of blood are loss due to an injury, use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or even pregnancy.
  • Decreased Cell Production – The bodies of many who are afflicted with anemia simply cannot make enough red blood cells. Most often, this is the result of an inherited condition, known as sickle cell anemia, or a deficiency in vitamins such as iron.
  • Destroyed Red Blood Cells – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute say hemolytic anemia occurs when blood cells prematurely burst. Toxins in the body, infection, an enlarged spleen, or even inherited conditions can cause this.

For more information about the SSA’s qualifying factors for SSD benefits based on anemia, talk with one of our lawyers today.

Let a Lawyer Help You Qualify for SSD based on Anemia

Anemia is a condition that makes it difficult or even impossible to work and earn a living for you and your family. Although the condition is considered disabling, it can be difficult to get SSA approval for benefits to cover your living expenses and medical costs. The Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin have helped countless people get their benefits claims approved, and now we want to help you, too.

When you contact our law firm, you won’t pay a dime for our services unless we successfully obtain benefits for you and your family. To find out more about qualifying for SSD with anemia, reach out today.


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