Hypocomplementemic Urticarial Vasculitis (HUVS) 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? Hypocomplementemic Urticarial Vasculitis Syndrome (HUVS) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is HUVS?
HUVS is an autoimmune disease characterized by the chronic inflammation of the small blood vessels resulting in chronic rashes and painful skin lesions, as well as deep swelling in the joints and other organs and tissues. HUVS is the result of deficient or absent blood complement (proteins), which is a major, supportive element of the body’s immune system. These proteins attack and destroy foreign material such as harmful bacteria and pathogens in the body. A malfunctioning complement system leads to a host of problems in many areas of the body.
Some of the symptoms of HUVS include:
- Painful skin lesions
- Chronic hives
- Itching, burning skin
- Abdominal pain
- Painful, swollen joints
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Inflammation of the eyes
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 HUVS
HUVS automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with HUVS, then you are considered disabled for at least 24 months from the date of diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with HUVS, 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 social security disability case.