Alpha-mannosidosis (Type II or III) 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? Type II or III Alpha-‐mannosidosis is considered a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Alpha-‐mannosidosis?
Alpha-‐mannosidosis is a rare genetic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency; it is a lysosomal storage disorder. Lysosomes are cellular structures containing enzymes critical to the digestion of nutrients such as proteins. In Alpha-‐mannosidosis, low-‐levels and/or inactivity of select lysosomal enzymes lead to a buildup of certain materials, such as sugars, in the body’s cells and tissues, resulting in damage to the tissues and organs. The disease is broken down into three classifications, with Type I being the least severe and Types II and II progressively more severe. Type III begins in the first months of life and often results in childhood death. Affected individuals with later onset and less severe symptoms can survive into adulthood.
Some of the symptoms of Alpha-‐mannosidosis include:
- Mental retardation
- Liver and spleen enlargement
- Hearing loss
- Respiratory infection
- Skeletal abnormalities
- Abnormal facial features
- Muscle weakness
- Spinal abnormalities
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 Alpha-‐mannosidosis
Type II or III Alpha-‐mannosidosis automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with Type II or III Alpha-‐mannosidosis, 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 Type II or III Alpha-‐mannosidosis, contact an experienced social security disability lawyer today. Please call us at 1-800882-5500 or fill out a free consultation form for a free evaluation of your adrenal cancer social security disability case.