Hemophilia is a health condition that results in excessive bleeding because the blood lacks clotting factors. People with hemophilia who suffer a little cut or bruise might lose a lot of blood since the blood doesn’t clot normally. In addition to serious gum bleeding, hemophilia can result in nosebleeds. Additionally conceivable is internal bleeding within the muscles, joints, and organs. The SSA must give you Social Security payments if your hemophilia prevents you from working for more than a year. If you are unable to work due to hemophilia and fulfill the SSA’s income and asset requirements, you may also be eligible for SSI payments. Get the help of a lawyer at the Law Office of Nancy L. Cavey.
Types of hemophilia:
The most prevalent kind of the disorder is hemophilia A all across the world, almost one in 4,000 male babies are born with hemophilia A. Haemophilia B, on the other hand, affects roughly 1 in 25,000 male births. Haemophilia is more prevalent in men than in women, like the majority of hereditary disorders inherited on the X chromosome. Between 30,000 and 33,000 males in the United States have hemophilia. Despite the fact that the disease primarily affects men, it affects people of all racial and cultural backgrounds equally.
Injections of the defective clotting factor, which is absent in either type A or type B, are the mainstay of hemophilia therapy. The doctor will also typically advise you to exercise to strengthen your joints.
Filing a claim:
Severe bleeding, including nosebleeds, menstrual bleeding, and bleeding in other body areas, can be brought on by hemophilia. If severe hemophilia makes it impossible for them to work, they can be eligible for Social Security Disability. Regarding thrombosis, hemostasis abnormalities, and hematological consequences, Blue Book sections 7.08 and 7.18 are pertinent.
Hospitalizations, osteonecrosis, anemia, cognitive impairments, and extreme exhaustion are all qualifying consequences under SSA Listing 7.18 for recurrent complications of hematological illnesses. Significant symptoms, such as discomfort, weariness, fever, or joint swelling, must be the outcome of these problems.
You must exhibit restrictions in routine tasks, social interactions, or day-to-day activities as a result of attention, perseverance, or pacing concerns. Repeated problems can happen more frequently or continue longer, but less than three times per year, for at least two weeks at a time. If you want to learn more, reach out to a disability lawyer today.