Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis (Grade 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? Grade III lymphomatoid granulomatosis is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis?
Lymphomatoid granulomatosis is a progressive blood vessel disease characterized by a proliferation of abnormal white blood cells (lymphocytes containing the Epstein-Barr virus) that systematically destroy the small arteries in the lungs, skin, and nervous system by forming harmful nodules in the tissues. There are 3 stages of the disease; the first two stages are benign, but the third stage is considered a form of B-cell lymphoma. Lymphomatoid granulomatosis is more common in males than in females and usually presents between ages 30 – 50. There is no cure and the prognosis for affected individuals is poor. Some patients respond to corticosteroids and radiation therapy, but the disease is ultimately fatal.
Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of lymphomatoid granulomatosis include:
- Skin lesions and thickened patches of skin
- Red bumps on the skin
- General malaise
- Weight loss
- Chest pain
- Respiratory distress
- Lumps under the skin
- Blurred vision
- Numbness of the facial muscles, hands, or feet
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 Grade III Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis
Grade III lymphomatoid granulomatosis automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with grade III lymphomatoid granulomatosis, 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 grade III lymphomatoid granulomatosis, 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.