Immune Disorders and Disability

The body’s immune system is vital for protecting the body from diseases. But there are a number of conditions that either damage the immune system or severely limit its ability to function normally. For that reason, people living with immune disorders often have to deal with complications not seen with other illnesses, such as secondary infections. People whose immune disorders leave them unable to work may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.

Disability benefits are a source of financial stability for people whose health has interrupted their ability to work and maintain a normal life. This can include assistance paying for medical treatment, assistance with day-to-day expenses, and job training and placement services that can accommodate a person’s needs. People with certain immune disorders may be eligible for disability benefits, provided they can demonstrate with medical evidence the impact of their conditions on their lives.

Secondary infections can include a number of serious bacterial infections, fungal infections of the lungs, cryptosporidiosis and other protozoan infections, certain viral infections, and certain cancers. Symptoms associated with immune disorders, including sudden weight loss, chronic fevers, and chronic diarrhea, can also meet the standards for disability benefits.

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If you or someone you love has an immune disorder which has severely affected your health and limited your ability to work, you may be eligible for disability benefits from Social Security. The experienced Indianapolis Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office are here to help you. To discuss your case with a compassionate lawyer, contact the Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633.