Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) 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? Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) is considered a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is CTX?
CTX is an inherited lipid (fat) storage disorder that attacks myelin (the substance that insulates nerve fibers) and prevents the body from breaking down certain kinds of fats, such as cholesterol, properly. The fats then accumulate in various parts of the body, including the brain, tendons, skin, lungs, and bones, and cause a wide array of neurological and physical problems. The disease generally begins in infancy, and affected individuals can live into adulthood. Lifespan depends upon the severity of the symptoms and the treatment administered.
Some of the symptoms of CX include:
- Chronic diarrhea in infancy
- Childhood cataracts
- Brittle bones
- Poor coordination
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 CTX
CTX automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with CTX, 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 CTX, contact an experienced social security disability lawyer today. Please call us at 1-800-882-550 or fill out a free consultation form for a free evaluation of your social security disability case.