Social Security Disability or Supplement Security Income for Kidney Disease: Part 4

Find out more how Social Security Disability or Supplemental Income works after Kidney Surgery.

Find out more how Social Security Disability or Supplemental Income works after Kidney Surgery.

SSD Kidney Disease

year, after that Social Security Disability will review your ongoing disability eligibility upon your residual impairments. After Social Security Disability determine if your medial improvement post-transplantation, then the agency will take it into consideration like kidney rejection episodes, renal infection frequency, side-effects of corticosteroid and immunosuppressant’s treatment or other systemic infections, neuropathy, or other organ system deterioration. Also, SSD will take into consideration that fact you have an absence of symptoms, signs, or laboratory findings that are indicative of kidney failure when making a medical improvement decision.

Disability Based on your Functional Limitations

Unfortunately, if your kidney disease doe meet one of the above blue book listing requirements, then the Social Security Disability will take into consideration of the effect of the disease on your abilities. Also, Social Security Disability will review your symptoms and make a decision on your limitations and ability to work. However, if your physician does not submit a detailed opinion on how your disease limits your ability to work, Social Security Disability will take everything into account. Social Security Disability will review your residual functional capacity (RFC) to rate your ability based on what type of work you can do, for example, sedentary work, light work, medium work or heavy work.

If you have kidney failure or nephrotic disease that you suffer from shortness of breath, trouble with exertion. Swelling of the feet or knees, bone pain, or fatigue caused by anemia. Your symptoms can cause problems with standing for long periods of time, or walking, which means your RFC can consider you for sedentary work. After Social Security Disability reviews your RFC, then SSD/SSI will consider the factors of your side effects of medication and therapy will effects any post-therapeutic residuals, and anticipate duration of treatment.

Social Security Disability will review your RFC in combination with your education, age, and work experience to see if you can work other type’s jobs. For example, if you are 50 years old, and if you are considered to be “unskilled work,” and did complete high school, then it is most likely you will be granted disability benefits, if your RFC report states sedentary work due to anemia, bone pain caused by your kidney disease and fatigue.

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