Alobar Holoprosencephaly and Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Typically, applying for and receiving social security disability benefits can take many months. But what if your disabling condition is so severe that you cannot wait? Alobar Holoprosencephaly is considered a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Alobar Holoprosencephaly?
Alobar Holoprosencephaly is a brain malformation that begins in utero. Hox genes, which inform the positioning of the structures of the body along a head-‐tail axis, fail to instruct the embryo’s developing brain to divide into two hemispheres, thus merging structures that are normally divided. There are three classifications of Holoprosencephaly. Alobar Holoprosencephaly is the most severe form of Holoprosencephaly, wherein the brain fails to divide, thus severely impairing brain development and causing facial abnormalities in affected individuals. In many cases of Alobar Holoprosencephaly, the malformations are severe enough to cause miscarriage. Furthermore, affected individuals carried to term often do not survive past 6 months.
Alobar Holoprosencephaly Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of Alobar Holoprosencephaly include:
- Brain malformation
- Facial deformities or absent facial features
- Small head size
- Fluid in the brain
- Mental retardation
- Abnormalities in organ system function
If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to talk with a doctor immediately.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and Alobar Holoprosencephaly
Alobar Holoprosencephaly automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with Alobar Holoprosencephaly, then you are considered disabled for at least 24 months from the date of diagnoses.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alobar Holoprosencephaly, contact an experienced social security disability lawyer today. Please call us at 1-800-882‐5500 or fill out a free consultation form for a free evaluation of your adrenal cancer social security disability case.