Defending And Empowering The Disabled Since 1993

Blood disorders and Social Security Disability benefits

On Behalf of | Sep 11, 2019 | Social Security Disability

Having a medical ailment can present some difficulties in a person’s life. Some illnesses have the ability to cause much fatigue, weakness and the inability to be very active. Such a disorder can be very taxing on individuals in Georgia and elsewhere, especially if the person is unable to work because of it. Whether diagnosed at a young age or later in life, if a medical condition is debilitating, it may be possible for a person to secure Social Security Disability benefits.

In order to obtain SSD benefits, applicants must be suffering from a qualifying medical condition. Take blood disorders, for example. A blood disorder can range in severity, impacting a person’s life in a variety of ways. The symptoms can differ for each disorder. However, the symptoms associated with a blood disease are commonly caused by a decrease in blood components.

If the red blood cells are decreased, symptoms of anemia can show. This includes fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath. When white blood cells or immune system proteins are decreased, a person could suffer recurrent fever and infections. If there is a decrease in platelets or blood clotting factors, this could result in abnormal bleeding and bruising. A blood disorder could also be related to an increase in blood components. When red blood cells are increased, a person could suffer headaches and a red complexion. Increased white blood cells could cause the thickening of the blood. And, an increase in platelets could cause thrombosis or excessive blood clotting.

Being diagnosed with a blood disorder can be a very emotional and overwhelming time. It can also be a confusing time, as some people may not fully understand what they can do to offset the financial harms caused by the disorder. SSD benefits may help.


FindLaw Network