Liver Disease and Disability

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body, and diseases affecting the liver can have serious effects on a person’s health. In some cases, the severity of liver disease can make someone unable to work. For people who are unable to work because of an illness, the Social Security Administration offers disability aid. Disability can help you pay for your living and medical expenses.

There are many diseases that affect the liver, many of which can be seriously disabling or even life-threatening. Liver cancers can sometimes be among the most serious cancers, affecting a person’s wellbeing in many ways. Hereditary conditions and viruses can also cause significant liver damage, as can alcoholism. The liver is necessary for filtering toxins out of the body, metabolizing food and medicine, and regulating many bodily processes. Damage to the liver can disrupt these processes.

Demonstrating Need for Disability

In order to receive disability coverage for your illness, you must demonstrate that your condition is severe enough to make you unable to work. In some cases, people suffering from chronic liver diseases are still able to be involved in the workplace. For people whose condition is severe, however, it can be difficult to demonstrate to the SSA, on paper, that their condition makes them unable to work.

Some illnesses, such as many types of cancer, automatically qualify you for disability benefits. In most other cases, it is necessary to submit documentation from a medical professional, along with various other information, before a decision can be made on your application. This process can be very complicated, particularly if it becomes necessary to appeal your case.

Contact Us

The compassionate Indianapolis Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office have helped numerous clients receive the disability assistance they need. To discuss your case with an experienced lawyer, contact us today at (800) 520-3633.