Kidney Failure and Social Security Disability Benefits
Kidney failure is the abrupt inability to remove waste and urine efficiently. Causes range on a broad spectrum, from dehydration to even pregnancy. Symptoms include bloody stools, nausea, decreased appetite, fatigue, and issues with urination. Treatments are rigorous, but can be successful in restoring the kidneys back to health.
Excessive fatigue debilitates sufferers of kidney failure to a point where they cannot work. Also, the large variety of other symptoms interfere with an individual’s ability to work.
Kidney Failure and Social Security Disability Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 6.02, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
- Chronic hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis necessitated by irreversible renal failure; or
- Kidney transplant. Consider under a disability for 12 months following surgery; thereafter, evaluate the residual impairment (see 6.00C); or
- Persistent evaluation of serum creatine in to 4 mg. per deciliter (100 ml.) or greater or reduction of creatinine clearance to 20 ml. per minute (29 liters/24 hours) or less, over at least 3 months, with one of the following:
- Renal osteodystrophy manifested by sever bone pain and abnormalities shown by appropriate medically acceptable imaging (e.g., osteitis fibrosa, marked osteoporosis, pathologic fractures); or
- A clinical episode of pericarditis; or
- Persistent motor or sensory neuropathy; or
- Intractable pruritus; or
- Persistent fluid overload syndrome resulting in diastolic hypertension (110 mm. or above) or signs of vascular congestion; or
- Persistent anorexia with recent weight loss and current weight meeting the values in 5.08, Table III or IV; or
- Persistent hematocrits
Kidney failure comes with several other illnesses and symptoms. The combination of these illnesses can incapacitate an individual. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility, please contact us at 1-800-882-5500 or submit an application for a free claim evaluation.