Symptoms that Leave You Unable to Work
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes serious damage to your digestive system, lungs and other organs. To win Social Security Disability benefits with this condition, your symptoms must be severe enough that you cannot work, in any kind of job.
Symptoms are varied and include:
- Repeated lung infections
- Recurring sinusitis
- Poor growth
- No weight gain
- Stuffy nose
- Exercise intolerance
- Foul-smelling and greasy stools
- Chronic constipation
- Intestinal blockage
When you have cystic fibrosis, you know you need to go to the doctor often for checkups.
Over time, you may have noticed your symptoms getting worse; for instance, you might have lost weight or energy or seen a change in the color of your mucus.
When it becomes impossible to go about your everyday activities in a normal away—even though you really need to get up, run errands and make money—that’s when you may have a claim for Social Security Disability benefits that provide monthly checks to help you cover your basic expenses.
You’re going to need medical proof to show the Social Security Administration (SSA) what you’re going through with cystic fibrosis.