Thrombocytopenia and SSD Benefits
Thrombocytopenia is a disorder, often a symptom of other illnesses, characterized by an abnormally low platelet count in the blood. Platelets help blood clot so that scabs can be created in order to prevent prolonged blood loss. The major causes for the platelet deficiency can be either low production of platelets in bone marrow, or increased breakdown of platelets in the spleen/bloodstream. Symptoms include nosebleeds, bruising, bleeding in the gums/mouth, and rashes.
The constant threat of excessive blood loss will may it difficult for an individual to work; any simple cut can become very serious.
Thrombocytopenia and Filing for SSD Benefits
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 7.06, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
- At least one spontaneous hemorrhage, requiring transfusion, within 5 months prior to adjudication; or
- Intracranial bleeding within 12 months prior to adjudication.
Sufferers of thrombocytopenia need to have an exceptionally safe working environment to prevent any type of cuts or abrasions from happening. In most cases this is impossible to achieve because accidents are bound to happen, and this makes work difficult. Also, the blood loss can cause individuals to feel general weakness throughout their day, disabling them even further.