Hepatitis C and Liver Disease
Social Security Disability Benefits for Hepatitis C and Liver Disease
If a doctor diagnosed you with hepatitis C and chronic liver disease, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) listing for liver disease. You must show that the symptoms of your hepatitis C, liver disease or other health problems combined prevent you from working and will keep you from working for at least one full year.
The key to qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits for hepatitis C is often also being diagnosed with chronic liver disease. Your doctor must diagnose you with severe liver damage and you must prove because of it, along with any other health problems, you won’t be able to work.
To qualify for disability benefits if you have hepatitis C and chronic liver disease, you must first apply. Our hepatitis C and liver disease disability attorneys can help you with your application. Or, if you were denied benefits, our disability lawyers can help you file your appeal. Call us at Nash Disability Law to get started with a free consultation.
Proving You Can’t Work When You Have Hepatitis C and Liver Disease
If you have hepatitis C and liver disease, you can only win disability benefits if you can’t work for at least 12 months. You must prove that you can’t work to the SSA. There are many ways your hepatitis C and liver disease can affect your ability to work including:
- Difficulty sitting for long periods
- Difficulty standing for long periods
- Side effects from any medications you’re taking for your liver disease
In addition to the symptoms and complications from your hepatitis C and liver disease, the SSA will look at your job history and medical evidence to determine if you are qualified to receive Social Security Disability benefits.
Whether you need to apply or appeal, if you have hepatitis C and liver disease and can no longer work, call our disability attorneys at Nash Disability law for help. Let us give you a free consultation to determine if you may qualify for benefits.
What If I Just Have Hepatitis C? Can I Still Qualify for Benefits?
The majority of the time, a diagnosis of hepatitis C alone is not enough to get you disability benefits. You must also have chronic liver disease, another liver disorder or other serious health problems in order to possibly qualify for benefits. It’s often important that there are complications from liver disease like internal bleeding, fluid in your cavity or hepatorenal or hepatopulmonary syndrome to build a strong case to prove your liver complications prevent you from working.
Hepatitis C is a chronic illness for some, but many people diagnosed with it are able to suppress the virus with many of the effective antiviral drugs available. These drugs can have tough side effects such as fever, vomiting, depression and fatigue.
You will most likely only have a substantial disability claim if you have hepatitis C and chronic liver disease or some other important medical problem. On top of a diagnosis of the given health problems, you will need to prove you can no longer work and won’t be able to work for at least one full year.
Winning disability benefits for any condition can be complicated. Call our disability attorneys at Nash Disability Law for help with your claim. Whether you need to apply or appeal, our lawyers are here to help you.