Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Type II and Social Security Disability
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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? OI type II is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is OI Type II?
OI is a genetic disorder characterized by fragile bones. OI is caused by mutations in the genes that contain instructions for making components of type I collagen, the most common protein present in bone, skin, and other tissues and structures that contribute to body strength. There are at least 8 recognized types of OI. Type II is the most severe form. Most individuals born with OI type II die within the first year of life. There is no cure for OI .
OI Type II Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of OI type II include:
- Underdeveloped lungs
- Severe bone deformities
- Small stature
- Dark blue or gray sclerae
- Problems swallowing
- Respiratory difficulties
- Low birth weight
- Large head size
- Multiple, unexplained bone fractures
- Hearing loss
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 OI Type II
OI type II qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with OI type II, 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 OI type II, 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.