Immune Deficiency Disorder
Serving the Western United States
Immune Deficiency disorders, as stated in the name, are illnesses involving the absence or weakened response of the immune system. The immune system as a whole helps protect the body from antigens (which include bacteria, viruses, toxins, or any other foreign bodies). The body reacts to theses antigens by releasing white blood cells (antibodies) to destroy them. It is when the immune system does not respond as it should that immune deficiency disorders can develop.
Individuals suffering from immune deficiency disorders are at a constant risk of infection. Also, any disorder will result in general fatigue.
Immune Deficiency Disorder and Social Security Disability Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 14.07, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
14.07 Immune deficiency disorders, excluding HIV infection. As described in 14.00E. With:
A. One or more of the following infections. The infection(s) must either be resistant to treatment or require hospitalization or intravenous treatment three or more times in a 12‑month period.
1. Sepsis; or
2. Meningitis; or
3. Pneumonia; or
4. Septic arthritis; or
5. Endocarditis; or
6. Sinusitis documented by appropriate medically acceptable imaging.
B. Stem cell transplantation as described under 14.00E3. Consider under a disability until at least 12 months from the date of transplantation. Thereafter, evaluate any residual impairment(s) under the criteria for the affected body system.
C. Repeated manifestations of an immune deficiency disorder, with at least two of the constitutional symptoms or signs (severe fatigue, fever, malaise, or involuntary weight loss) and one of the following at the marked level:
1. Limitation of activities of daily living.
2. Limitation in maintaining social functioning.
3. Limitation in completing tasks in a timely manner due to deficiencies in concentration, persistence, or pace.
Being that individuals have a heightened risk for infection, it is very difficult for them to work.
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