Social Security Common Conditions: Kidney Disease and Cancer

by Staff | March 16th, 2015

Our kidneys are among the most vital organs in our bodies because they are responsible for filtering our blood of waste. Without this bodily function, death would be imminent.

That’s why many organizations are focusing on the importance of kidney health throughout the month of March as part of National Kidney Month. Our Social Security Disability Lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to do our part by discussing a few of the kidney conditions that leave millions of Americans unable to work each year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 20 million Americans suffer from Kidney Disease. The condition occurs when the kidneys fail to remove excess fluids and wastes from the body, allowing toxins to build in the blood stream and organs.

Kidney cancer is another disease that often leaves an individual unable to continue working. The disease is so serious, it is considered a condition that qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits under the Compassionate Allowances program.

The Social Security Administration is hoping to raise public awareness about these and other conditions that affect the kidneys by highlighting testimony from victims of these diseases and how Social Security Disability benefits improved their quality of life. Just take a look at Ebie’s story to learn more.

If you suffer from a condition that is affecting your kidneys, it’s important to realize that help is available. The attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are standing by anytime to answer any questions you may have regarding your condition and how it may qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits.

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