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Polycythemia Vera and SSD Benefits
Polycythemia vera is a bone marrow disorder that causes a surplus of red blood cells to occur. Symptoms include dizziness, excessive bleeding, fatigue, and redness in the face. This illness can cause other severe problems, such as heart attacks or strokes due to blood clotting.
The weakness coupled along with dizziness can impair an individual significantly.
Polycythemia Vera and SSD Benefits Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 7.09, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
7.09 Polycythemia vera (with erythrocytosis, splenomegaly, and leukocytosis or thrombocytosis). Evaluate the resulting impairment under the criteria for the affected body system.
In most cases the debilitating effects of the fatigue will prevent a person from working. Also, the sufferers might have to deal with other health issues caused by polycythemia vera (enlarged spleen, blood clots, gout for example) and this can cause stress. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility, please call us as 1-800-882-5500 or submit an application for a free claim evaluation.