Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with a Hematological Disorder?

Hematological disorders can sometimes be cancerous, but there are hematological disorders that are not cancer but that can still cause significant impairments.

If you suffer from one of these disorders, you may be unable to work. Those who cannot work due to their disorder should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer for assistance.

You may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability income and an attorney can help you to determine if you are entitled to benefits.

If you can qualify for disability income, your attorney can also help you to apply for benefits and maximize your chances of approval. 

Qualifying for Social Security Disability with a Hematological Disorder

To determine if you can qualify for Social Security Disability on the basis of your hematological disorder, you will need to refer to Social Security’s listing of impairments, which is often called the “blue book.”

If you have a listed condition in the blue book, and associated symptoms, you can usually obtain disability benefits. If your condition is not listed, you can obtain benefits only if you can prove your disorder is as severe as those listed.

Section 3.00 of Part A of the blue book provides information on hematological disorders affecting adults that are non-cancerous and that could result in you qualifying for disability benefits. 

Many different kinds of hematological disorders are covered within section 3.00, including disorders of thrombosis and hemostasis; bone marrow failure; and hemolytic anemias.

If you have these or other listed disorders and you can prove both that you have required symptoms and that your disorder has or will prevent you from working over the long-term, you should be able to get benefits. Contact a disability benefits lawyer in Los Angeles for help making your claim so you can get the income you need.