Kidney Disease disability

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.

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.