Hepatitis C And Disability Benefits

The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur helps people in north and south New Jersey apply for and obtain SSDI benefits for serious medical conditions, including hepatitis C, other liver diseases and kidney disease. Our attorney has more than 30 years of experience guiding clients through complicated benefits processes, and we are dedicated to getting people the help they need.

We can help you whether you are preparing your claim or need help with an appeal. Call our firm at 973-200-6629 or 877-892-0197 for a free consultation.

Helping Clients Obtain SSD For Kidney Disease, Liver Disease And Hepatitis C

Liver disease can be caused by viruses, such as hepatitis, or toxins, such as prescription medications or alcohol. Chronic liver disease is characterized by liver cell necrosis, inflammation or scarring, including fibrosis or cirrhosis. Examples of liver disease and other conditions include:

  • Liver cancer
  • Hemochromatosis (a genetic liver disease)
  • Portal hypertension
  • Cholestasis (suppression of bile flow)
  • Extrahepatic manifestations
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
  • Wilson's disease

Symptoms of liver disease include jaundice, enlarged liver or spleen, edema (swelling), itching (pruritus), fatigue, nausea, appetite loss, sleep disorder, and mood or memory changes.

Kidney disease is considered a genitourinary condition and can stem from heredity, illness, injury, or toxic exposure. Kidney disease occurs when nephrons in the kidneys are damaged and this affects your ability to filter waste products and extra water in the body. Individuals with kidney failure may have to undergo dialysis to remove toxic materials from the blood by an artificial kidney machine, or have a kidney transplant.

Symptoms of kidney disease include changes in urination, fatigue, skin rash/itching, metallic taste in mouth, swelling in hands and feet, shortness of breath and feeling cold. Kidney disease can affect other organs, including the muscles and nerves in the legs, the blood system and the bones.

Obtaining SSDI benefits for liver or kidney disease requires documentation that your condition meets or exceeds in severity the criteria found in the Social Security Commissioner's regulations, or that your condition and symptoms are so severe that you are unable to work.

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The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur represents clients throughout New Jersey from offices in Essex County and Atlantic County.