Anemia

Learn about qualifying impairments for Social Security Disability from the team at Nash Disability Law.
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Social Security Disability Benefits for Anemia

Anemia is a condition where your blood does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to the rest of your body. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, malaise, hair loss, a racing heart and shortness of breath.

Because there are a wide variety of symptoms associated with anemia, every situation is unique. Anemia is listed as a disabling impairment in Social Security’s Listing of Impairments. Your cases of anemia may not exactly fit the listing criteria but may still be severe. For example, your case may be one where you suffer from significant cardiac issues related to your anemia. In this case, Social Security will look at the requirements for your cardiac listing to see if they are met. Similarly, if your breathing is severely impacted, the Social Security Administration may look to see if the respiratory listings are met.

Your cases of anemia may not exactly fit the above criteria but may still be severe. For example, your case may be one where you suffer from significant cardiac issues related to your anemia. In this case, Social Security will look at the requirements for your cardiac listing to see if they are met. Similarly, if your breathing is severely impacted, the Social Security Administration may look to see if the respiratory listings are met.

Social Security’s listings of impairments are very narrow and not all claimants meet them exactly. However, you may still be disabled if it’s possible to prove you can’t work as a result of significantly reduced functional capacity. For example, your fatigue, malaise and shortness of breath may cause significant limitation in walking, lifting, and maintaining attention and concentration.

If your anemia is preventing you from maintaining employment, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 312-248-0252.