Paraneoplastic Pemphigus (PNP) 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? Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is PNP?
PNP is an autoimmune disorder that affects the skin and mucous membranes. In PNP, the body’s immune system produces antibodies that attack the healthy cells of the skin and mucous membranes, causing painful skin lesions, blisters, and ulcerations in and on multiple parts of the body. Nearly all people with PNP have an underlying malignancy. If this cancer can be located and removed, the condition can be resolved. However, if it cannot be removed, treatment is limited to that which is symptomatic and supportive. The prognosis for those diagnosed with PNP is relatively poor.
Some of the symptoms of PNP include:
- Skin lesions
- Skin ulcerations
- Oral blisters
- Scaly plaques
- Aching muscles or joints
- Swollen lymph nodes
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 PNP
PNP qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with PNP, 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 PNP, 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.