West Virginia Social Security Disability Claims for Sickle Cell Anemia

Individuals with hereditary blood disorder sickle cell anemia suffer from medical complications due to red blood cells that have adapted into a sickle or semicircular shape. Fortunately, improvements in medicine have increased the life expectancy of sickle cell anemia patients to 70 years of age and older. This condition is more prevalent among African Americans with 1 in 500 expected to carry it.

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), individuals with the condition may be eligible for compensation if they:

  • Exhibit documented painful crises at least three times in the five-month period before their ruling,
  • Are admitted to the hospital for an extended amount of time on at least three occasions in the 12-month period before their decision,
  • Suffer chronic anemia with hematocrit levels of 26 percent or less, and
  • Or their related impairment has been evaluated according to the parameters for the affected body system.

If you have been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and suffer any of the symptoms listed above, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The expert staff of Jan Dils Attorneys at Law, can make the application process less complicated for you. Call us at 877.526.3457 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

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