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Disability for Nephrotic Syndrome

For many people, nephrotic syndrome can prove to be a frustrating illness that has a significant impact on their life. Some people might experience severe symptoms as a result of nephrotic syndrome. In the most serious cases, an individual who has nephrotic syndrome may not be able to engage in daily activities.

Because this extreme condition can prevent people from working, sufferers may face issues that affect their potential to earn a living. Sometimes, these individuals experience an overwhelming financial situation, leading them to apply for Social Security disability benefits.

It can be confusing to understand how the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines whether an individual qualifies for disability for nephrotic syndrome. Applicants should research the specifics of the condition and the eligibility criteria that a person would need to meet in order to attain the disability benefits they deserve.

What Is the Disability for Nephrotic Syndrome?

Is-Nephrotic-Syndrome-a-DisabilityIn nephrotic syndrome, a person may experience high levels of protein in their urine, low levels of protein in their blood, edema, high levels of cholesterol, and high levels of triglycerides. Nephrotic illness is a disease in which the kidneys are not working properly.

Nephrotic syndrome may present with many symptoms if it is not properly treated, and it can lead to permanent kidney failure. This is why proper treatment of this illness is essential for the health of a person who has been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome.

Nephrotic syndrome can have a number of causes or contributing factors, including damage to the blood vessels within the kidneys (which are responsible for filtering waste), certain types of cancer, diabetes, lupus, infections, and the consumption of certain medications. However, in many cases, the fundamental cause of the illness is not known.

The symptoms associated with nephrotic syndrome can vary depending on the severity of the condition. In many cases, people who are in the earliest stages of suffering from this condition do not experience any symptoms at all. However, other people may experience edema in the ankles and feet and around the eyes, high blood pressure, swollen abdomen, foamy urine, poor appetite, and weight gain caused by fluid retention.

If the syndrome goes without proper treatment, it can lead to heart disease, chronic kidney illness, malnutrition, and kidney failure. Therefore, people who have been diagnosed with acute nephrotic syndrome should consider filing a disability claim to seek the Social Security disability benefits to which they may be entitled.

A person can reduce the negative effects of nephrotic syndrome by changing their diet, including by reducing dietary sodium, increasing their intake of green vegetables, increasing their consumption of high-protein foods, eating more fruit, avoiding the consumption of saturated fats, and monitoring the intake of fluids in the body.

If a person is diagnosed with nephrotic illness at an early stage, then the condition may be able to be treated. However, if it is not diagnosed early, it can cause a lot of problems, including end-stage renal failure. The later stage of this illness usually requires patients to undergo kidney transplants or dialysis.

Is Nephrotic Syndrome a Disability?

Yes, nephrotic syndrome is a disability as it is included among the medical listings specified by the Social Security Administration (SSA). A person must file a claim for benefits and satisfy all specified eligibility requirements to qualify. An applicant should be able to provide extensive medical documentation that proves that they meet all of the SSA’s specifications for qualification.

If a person cannot provide sufficient medical evidence, then the SSA will likely reject their application for disability benefits. However, this does not mean that an individual cannot apply again for financial assistance.

There is a procedure for rejected applicants to file an appeal to attain the Social Security disability benefits they need for nephrotic illness. Seeking help from an experienced attorney can also play a significant role in getting the benefits. This is because a lawyer can help to guide you correctly through the process, as well as help you to gather all of the necessary evidence to prove your claim.

A lawyer can help you understand the complete process of filing a claim. The statistics highlight that people who took help from a lawyer have increased their likelihood of succeeding on a disability claim for nephrotic syndrome.

Can You Get Disability Benefits for Nephrotic Syndrome?

Yes, Nephrotic syndrome is considered to be a disability and is listed in the SSA’s Blue Book under medical listing 6.06. According to this listing, a person who is suffering from nephrotic illness and anasarca for at least three months may be eligible for receiving disability benefits.

When seeking disability benefits associated with nephrotic syndrome, a person must be able to demonstrate that their edema is severe, including ascites and pericardial effusion or pleural effusion. An applicant also needs to provide details of their serum albumin levels and other necessary medical records.

The SSA will also evaluate whether your illness is categorized as one of its specified disabling conditions. A person who meets all of the criteria will likely qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Seeking guidance from a seasoned lawyer may increase an applicant’s chances of securing

disability benefits for nephrotic syndrome.

When a person is completing their Social Security disability application, they should incorporate sufficient medical records to prove that they meet all of the SSA’s eligibility qualifications. An individual should also include details about their treatment history for the condition.

In addition to this, an applicant also should show how their condition responded to medical treatment or failed to materially change. If an applicant does not provide comprehensive information in their initial application, they will likely be rejected for disability benefits.

Contact a Disability Lawyer for Nephrotic Syndrome Benefits

If you become disabled and need to pursue disability-based SSI or SSDI benefits, you may need the assistance of a lawyer.

Contact a lawyer

for help with your SSI claim if you believe the Social Security Administration is not properly interpreting and applying your impairment rating.

It is not always easy to understand how a disability can affect the way you live. A disability lawyer can help with any questions you may have about your rights and the laws that apply to you.

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