Fucosidosis Type I and Social Security
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? Fucosidosis Type I is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Fucosidosis Type I?
Fucosidosis is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency due to a gene mutation. In fucosidosis, the enzyme fucosidase fails to break down sugars in the body, eventually resulting in an accumulation of these sugars in the central nervous system and other body tissues. As the sugars accumulate, the clinical symptoms of the disease become more noticeable. There are two forms of fucosidosis. Type I is the infantile form. It presents within the first year of life and wreaks havoc on the body, ultimately leading to an early death, usually before age 6.
Fucosidosis Type I Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of Fucosidosis Type I include:
- Coarsening of facial features
- Enlarged liver and spleen
- Heart defects
- Mental retardation and psychomotor regression
- Poor motor coordination
- Muscle weakness
- Retarded growth
- Bone deformities
- Cherry red spots on the surface of the eyes
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 Fucosidosis Type I
Fucosidosis Type I automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with Fucosidosis 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 Fucosidosis 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.