How to Qualify for Social Security Disability with Hepatitis C
The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates hepatitis C under its rules for chronic liver diseases.
The rules are full of difficult-to-follow medical terms.
But there’s no doubt that if your hepatitis C leads to other severe liver diseases like cirrhosis, cancer or liver failure, you may be able to get benefits.
To qualify for Social Security Disability with hepatitis C, you’ll need to provide medical evidence showing that you suffer from effects like these:
- Bacterial infection related to liver disease
- Kidney dysfunction related to liver disease
- Lung conditions resulting from liver disease
- Nervous system disorders
- Internal fluid accumulation
- Internal hemorrhaging
- End-stage liver disease
For every Social Security Disability claim, you must show that you can’t work at all because of serious health problems that will last at least a year. Or they’re permanent.
To get a better idea of how you might be able to prove your case for disability benefits for hepatitis C, talk to the disability advocates at Hanley Disability.
It’s free to start a conversation with us.