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Kidney Disease And Disability Benefits

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: May 28, 2015
Kidney Disease And Disability Benefits

Kidney disease prevents your kidneys from cleansing your blood properly. If a kidney disease such as end-stage renal disease (known as ESRD) requires chronic dialysis and prevents you from working, you probably qualify for Social Security disability benefits. If you’re undergoing dialysis, have had a kidney transplant, have persistent low creatinine clearance levels, or have persistent high serum creatinine levels, speak about your case at once with an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney.

Kidney cancer qualifies you for a Social Security “compassionate allowance,” meaning that you are eligible for expedited processing of your application and benefits. If you believe that you have any form of kidney disease, get a diagnosis right away. It is a serious medical condition that must be treated promptly. Social Security’s disability listings call for benefits to be granted in cases involving these conditions:

  • the need for regular dialysis
  • completion of a kidney transplant
  • reduced glomerular filtration combined with symptoms of damage
  • nephrotic syndrome

What type of evidence does Social Security require for chronic renal disease? Social Security needs a medical history that includes a record of all hospitalizations, notes from your treating physician, and lab findings that document progressive renal disease. If you are undergoing dialysis, there should be laboratory results that document renal function prior to the dialysis and a physician’s affirmation of the need for ongoing dialysis. If you have been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, the medical documents should indicate the extent of presacral, peritibial, and periorbital edema. If a renal biopsy has been performed, medical evidence should include the microscopic examination of specimen report.

It’s never easy to obtain Social Security disability benefits. In southern California, don’t even apply without first consulting an attorney. If you have been denied benefits, let an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney handle your appeal and fight for the benefits you need and deserve. If you suffer from any form of kidney disease and you are not already receiving benefits, make the call today.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.