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Can I get disability benefits for myelofibrosis?

Can I get disability benefits for myelofibrosis?  Myelofibrosis is a type of leukemia and is a serious bone marrow disorder that disrupts your body’s normal production of blood cells. The result is extensive scarring in your bone marrow, leading to severe anemia, weakness, fatigue, and often, an enlarged spleen and liver. It can occur on its own or it can occur as a result of another bone marrow disorder.

Many people get progressively worse, and some may eventually develop a more serious form of leukemia. Yet it’s also possible to have the disease and live symptom-free for years as the condition generally develops slowly. In fact, in its very early stages, many people don’t experience signs or symptoms. But as disruption of normal blood cell production increases, signs and symptoms may include: fatigue; pain below the ribs on the left side due to an enlarged spleen; enlargement of the liver; pale skin; bruising easily; bleeding easily; night sweats, fever; frequent infections and bone pain.

The Code of Federal Regulations lists several conditions and the required symptomology that must be present in order for someone to meet disability standards. The medical requirements for multiple myeloma is found at Listing 7.10. 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 Alabama, you are suffering from the effects of Myelofibrosis 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 for your protection from the coronavirus pandemic.

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