Can I get disability benefits for Hepatitis C? Hepatitis C (HCV) is an infection caused by a virus which attacks your liver and is considered amount the most severe of the different hepatitis viruses. Hepatitis C usually does not cause any symptoms during its early stages, which means that many people are walking around with Hep C without any knowledge that they suffer from this disease. When signs do first appear, they are generally not too severe and cause flu like symptoms, but these symptoms can grow worse and become chronic in nature.
The Social Security Administration lists Hepatitis C as a condition which can be disabling when the symptoms interferes with the persons ability to engage in sustained work activity. Listing 5.00 in the Code of Federal Regulations lays out in specifics the impairments which a sufferer has to have in order to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits for a chronic liver disease, however, if you do not “meet or equal” this listing, you may still be entitled to disability benefits if your condition, in conjunction with any other physical or mental impairment, prevents you from returning to work you have done in the past and other substantial work you might be qualified to perform given your age, education and acquired work skills.
If you or a loved one lives in or around Madison County, you are suffering from the effects of HCV and you believe you are disabled as the result and are entitled to Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, you do not have to take on the Social Security Administration alone. Please feel free to contact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny today for a free consultation. Virtual appointments are available via Zoom to better protect you from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Can I get disability benefits for Hepatitis C