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
- 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.