Multiple Myeloma and SSD Benefits
Multiple Myeloma is a type of cancer localized to the plasma cells(which help fight infection in the body by creating antibodies) found in bone marrow. Due to the illness, plasma cells grow out of control and form tumors in the solid bone. With these tumors, the bone marrow has a difficult time producing healthy (or even the sufficient amount of) blood cells and platelets. Symptoms include pain in the bones, weakness, bleeding problems, brittle bones, and anemia. Kidney failure often accompanies a diagnosis of multiple myeloma after further development of the latter condition.
In most cases dealing with cancer, it is the actual treatment of the illness that will incapacitate the individual . The numerous amounts of surgeries and therapies will incapacitate the person for days or even months at a time.
Multiple Myeloma and SSD Benefits Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 13.07, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
13.07 Multiple myeloma (confirmed by appropriate serum or urine protein electrophoresis and bone marrow findings).
- Failure to respond or progressive disease following initial antineoplastic therapy. OR
- With bone marrow or stem cell transplantation. 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.
The procedures associated with attempting to eliminate or inhibit multiple myeloma will make any type of regular work difficult. The treatments will keep the sufferer in the hospital or render them unable to perform any task.