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Would Financial Support Make a Difference for You?

If liver disease is disrupting your life, leaving you unable to work and earn an income like you used to, you worry how you’ll support yourself and your family.

Social Security Disability benefits, run by the federal government, provide monthly checks and Medicare eligibility when health problems force you off work.

These benefits can make a major difference for you: providing financial stability and preserving your independence and dignity.

Applying for benefits with liver disease can get complicated. It involves technical, medical terms and detailed Social Security rules.

Most people get denied for benefits and have to appeal the decision.

But there is someone who helps. The disability advocates at Hanley Disability.

Our disability firm in Indianapolis knows how to handle this process and get you the best possible chance of receiving Social Security Disability, so you can cope with your liver disease and focus on your life.

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

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Once you’re denied benefits, the clock starts ticking. Don’t wait too long. You might miss the deadline to appeal.

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Types of Liver Disease that Could Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

Liver disease comes in many forms and different levels of severity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 4.5 million adults in the United States have some form of liver disease.

The Social Security Disability program outlines a way to qualify for benefits with what it calls “chronic liver disease.”

With symptoms severe enough that you can’t work, you could qualify for disability benefits for liver disease with any of these medical conditions and others:


  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver cancer (hepatoma)
  • Liver failure
  • Liver transplant
  • Sarcoidosis of the liver



A challenge with liver disease and disability benefits is that some people can continue working with and some cannot.

Social Security requires you to prove, using your medical records and work background, that your symptoms are significantly disrupting your life and ruling out working.

If you wonder whether you have a claim for benefits for liver disease and liver damage, you can have an initial conversation with our disability advocates at no cost to you.

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How to Prove Your Claim for Social Security Disability with Liver Disease

To confirm to Social Security that you can’t work, you need to show that your symptoms are severe.

According to the Mayo Clinic, these are common symptoms of liver disease:


  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Ankle swelling
  • Appetite loss
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Confusion and other cognitive impairment
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Easy bruising
  • Itching
  • Jaundice (yellow skin or eyes)
  • Leg swelling
  • Nausea
  • Pale-colored stool



You can demonstrate the seriousness of your liver disease symptoms by providing medical test results, blood test results, x-rays or other imaging, electroencephalogram (EEG) results, reports from medical evaluations and more.

Social Security’s standards for proving debilitating liver disease can be complicated, but another path in addition to showing scientific test results is documenting how your symptoms limit your daily life in practical terms.

And you can qualify for Social Security Disability with a combination of health problems, along with liver damage.

Hanley Disability can help you organize all of your information and make the strongest case for you to get financial assistance that changes your life for the better.

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