What hematological disorders qualify for Social Security Disability?
You can qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD, also known as Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI) benefits if your hematological disorder (either malignant or non-malignant) affects the normal development and function of white and red blood cells, platelets and clotting-factor proteins.
Non-malignant hematological disorders that qualify for disability benefits include:
- hemolytic anemias
- disorders of thrombosis
Malignant hematological disorders that qualify for disability benefits include:
- multiple myeloma
The Social Security Administration’s Blue Book provides a detailed listing of the kinds of hematological disorders that qualify for SSD benefits under these broad headings of blood disorders: aplastic, chronic anemia or sickle cell anemia, myelofibrosis, chronic thrombocytopenia, granulocytopenia, coagulation problems, and abnormal increases or decreases in platelets and red and white blood cells.
However, if your hematological disorder is not listed in the Social Security’s Blue Book this does not mean that you cannot be approved for SSD benefits. You need to prove through medical and non-medical evidence that your hematological disease prevents you from working at any job for at least one year. If you are not sure how to go about this, then talk to one of our advocates, who has a thorough knowledge of the social security disability application process.
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