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Nephrotic Disorder and Social Security Disability Benefits
Nephrotic disorder, or Nephrotic syndrome, is a result of various types of kidney damage characterized by an abnormally high amount of protein in the urine. Also, one of the overarching symptoms of the condition is swelling in various parts of the body; swelling occurs in the face, feet/ankles, and the abdomen. Poor appetite and weight gain (due to fluid retention) are also common symptoms.
The swelling could cause some issues if it manifests in certain areas. For example, swollen ankles would make it very difficult for a person to walk or stand for long periods of time. Fatigue is also hindrance to the individual suffering.
Nephrotic Disorder and Social Security Disability Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 6.06, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
6.06 Nephrotic syndrome, with anasarca, persisting for at least 3 months despite prescribed therapy (see 6.00E5). With:
- Serum albumin of 3.0 g per dL (100 ml) or less and proteinuria of 3.5 g or greater per 24 hours. or
- Proteinuria of 10.0 g or greater per 24 hours.
In most cases, the fatigue associated with kidney damage incapacitates an individual and makes work difficult. As stated, Nephrotic syndrome causes swelling in very inopportune areas, adding to limitations. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility, please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or submit an application for a free claim evaluation.