Schindler Disease Type I 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? Schindler disease Type I is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Schindler Disease Type I?
Schindler disease Type I is a rare, inherited metabolic disorder owing to an enzyme deficiency. Mutations in the alpha-NAGA gene, which contains instructions for creating a lysosomal enzyme responsible for breaking down cellular materials, cause glycoproteins and glycolipids to accumulate in toxic levels in the body’s cells, eventually leading to cell death. This disease is particularly destructive to the central nervous system. There are 3 types of Schindler disease. Type I is the most severe; most affected individuals die within several years of birth. Babies born with this disease develop normally at first, then begin to regress developmentally somewhere between 8 and 15 months of age. There is no cure for Schindler disease Type I ; treatment is symptomatic and supportive.
Schindler Disease Type I Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of Schindler disease Type I include:
- Loss of motor skills
- Loss of intellectual capacity
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of muscle tone
- Progressive neurological symptoms
- Failure to respond to environmental stimuli
- Impaired vision and hearing
- Spasticity and muscle rigidity
- Severe mental retardation
- Inability to move voluntarily
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 Schindler Disease Type I
Schindler disease Type I qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Schindler disease Type I, 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 Schindler disease Type I, 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.