The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers a number of conditions to be severe enough to prevent you from working. Regardless of the condition, all are subject to evaluation and must meet certain criteria to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Though most of the conditions listed by the SSA as disabling are permanent or expected to result in death, those that are not require evidence showing that the condition has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year.

Anemia Disabilities

Anemia is the most common blood condition in the United States and affects more than 3 million Americans. Anemia is a condition that 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. As a result, people who have anemia tend to feel tired and fatigued on a regular basis. Women and people with chronic diseases are at increased risk of anemia.

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 either SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits dependent on the condition and your age. Anemia is a hematological disease that affects the lymphatic system.

Because there are several types of anemia—some more severe than others—SSA evaluation is dependent on the specific type of anemia. For more information about these SSA evaluation procedures, talk with one of our disability benefit lawyers today.

We’ll Be Your Advocate

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 and to speak with our legal professionals, just dial (800) 477-7315 today.

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