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You’ve been living with cystic fibrosis, but the symptoms are getting worse. At one time you could function in your everyday life with the help of doctors and medication. Now you’re barely able to get up in the morning, let alone clock in to work.

As you’re focusing on treating your symptoms, you’re also looking into how you can support your family and yourself. Your medical bills are already high. You’re going to need help paying for other expenses. Financial relief could put you more at ease and let you focus on coping with cystic fibrosis and living your life.

That’s where Social Security Disability benefits can help. But you don’t know how to go about getting them. Are you even eligible?

Getting informed about cystic fibrosis and Social Security Disability will help increase your chances of winning the benefits you need and deserve.

And the disability advocates at Hanley Disability can help you every step of the way. Social Security Disability is all we do.

We’ve been helping people with health problems and financial troubles in Indianapolis, Danville, Franklin, Lebanon, Noblesville and across Central Indiana for more than 45 years.

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Cystic Fibrosis

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
  • Wheezing
  • 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.

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How to Qualify for Social Security Disability for Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is listed in the Adult Respiratory System section of the Social Security Administration’s official listing of impairments that can qualify you for disability benefits.

The rules say that to qualify for benefits, you must have episodes of pneumonia, coughing up blood, respiratory failure or bronchitis at least once every two months or six times per year.

Another qualifier is having a FEV1 lung strength test equal to or less than the healthy value for your height. Or you can be eligible with persistent pulmonary infections. Those include superimposed, symptomatic and recurrent episodes of increased bacterial infection that happen at least once every six months and require intravenous therapy or nebulization antimicrobial therapy.

Along with filling out your application with the SSA, you’ll need to submit medical records of your symptoms, and your treatment, such as:

  • Dates of hospitalizations
  • How long you were hospitalized
  • A prognosis from your doctor
  • A detailed account of your symptoms
  • Medicines you take
  • The frequency of your infections

Even if you submit all the right information, the SSA could deny your request. In fact, most people get denied. Hanley Disability can help you apply the first time or appeal a rejection.

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Get Someone to Help You Secure Disability Benefits

Life is hard when you’re experiencing severe symptoms of cystic fibrosis and can’t work and support yourself.

But help is here. Hanley Disability helps when you need it the most. We can help you apply for Social Security Disability in Indianapolis, IN, and help you at every level of appeals.

We want to see you get the crucial benefits you deserve and start to feel more stability in your life altered by cystic fibrosis.

Don’t wait. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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