Systemic Vasculitis and Social Security Disability Benefits
Systemic Vasculitis is the broad term used for an assortment of illnesses all characterized by the inflammation of blood vessels. This inflammation can also cause damage to the walls of the blood vessel. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, abdominal pain, and hypertension. This disease can also affect various parts of the body, because the main target it affects is blood vessels (that of which run throughout the body).
Depending on which blood vessels are affected, limitations are varied. Fatigue is a common inhibitor of systemic vasculitis.
Systemic Vasculitis and Social Security Disability Benefits Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 14.03, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
A. Involvement of two or more organs/body systems, with:
1. One of the organs/body systems involved to at least a moderate level of severity; and
2. At least two of the constitutional symptoms or signs (severe fatigue, fever, malaise, or involuntary weight loss). OR
B. Repeated manifestations of systemic vasculitis, with at least two of the constitutional symptoms or signs (severe fatigue, fever, malaise, or involuntary weight loss) and one of the following at the marked level:
1. Limitation of activities of daily living.
2. Limitation in maintaining social functioning.
3. Limitation in completing tasks in a timely manner due to deficiencies in concentration, persistence, or pace.
An onset of fatigue can occur with systemic vasculitis, making work difficult for the sufferer. Also, because the illness can affect any part of the body, there is a large spectrum of complications that can occur; the issues will prove cumbersome to an individual attempting to work.