Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (INCL) 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? Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (INCL) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is INCL?
INCL is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder. It is an inherited condition whose symptoms result from an accumulation of lipofuscins (fatty pigment granules) in brain cells and other body tissues. INCL has been associated with a mutation in the gene that produces an enzyme called palmitoyl protein thioesterase, a lysosomal enzyme that helps with the breakdown of cellular materials. The symptoms of INCL manifest within the first two years of life and result in progressive physical and intellectual degeneration. There is no cure for INCL. Treatment of the condition is symptomatic and supportive; children with INCL rarely live past age 10.
Some of the symptoms of INCL include:
- Poor motor coordination
- Poor muscle tone
- Psychomotor degeneration
- Cerebral atrophy
- Loss of vision
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 INCL
INCL automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with INCL, 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 INCL, 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.