Hypophosphatasia (Perinatal and Infantile Onset Types) 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? Hypophosphatasia (perinatal and infantile onset types) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Hypophosphatasia?
Hypophosphatasia is an inherited bone disorder that disrupts the process of mineralization, wherein minerals crucial to bone development are funneled into developing bones and teeth. Hypophosphatasia softens and weakens bones, producing symptoms, specifically skeletal abnormalities, similar to those produced by the childhood disease, rickets. There are multiple forms of hypophosphatasia. However, the most severe forms occur in utero (perinatal form, sometimes lethal) and early infancy. The disease is caused by a mutation in the gene that produces alkaline phosphatase (ALP), an enzyme crucial to bone and tooth development; the mutation results in very low, or absent levels of ALP. The prognosis for those diagnosed with hypophosphatasia varies from patient to patient and depends upon the severity of the symptoms.
Hypophosphatasia (Perinatal and Infantile Onset Types) Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of hypophosphatasia include:
- Premature loss of baby teeth
- Skeletal deformities of the limbs and chest
- Poor feeding
- Failure to gain weight
- Respiratory problems
- High levels of calcium in the blood
- Kidney trouble
- Short stature
- Enlarged wrist and ankle joints
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 Hypophosphatasia (Perinatal and Infantile Onset Types)
Hypophosphatasia (perinatal and infantile onset types) automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with perinatal or infantile onset hypophosphatasia, 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 perinatal or infantile onset hypophosphatasia, 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.