If you suffer from chronic anemia or another type of blood disorder that affects you daily, hinders your ability to perform routine activities and keeps you from working, you need to find out how the Social Security Administration (SSA) office views your blood disorder and if you qualify to receive Social Security benefits in Florida.
Qualifying for Florida Social Security Benefits Related to Blood Disorders
When the SSA reviews blood disorder claims, they will look to see if the blood disorder meets their Listing of Impairments. What this means is that the claims examiner will review your claim compared to their requirements for the disability listed in their blue book. If your specific blood disorder is found in the blue book and you completed the paperwork correctly, you may be found disabled and qualify for benefits.
However, if your specific blood disorder is not found in their list, the claims examiner will closely look at your file to determine if there are any jobs you can do in your condition. If the examiner finds that your condition does not qualify as disabling, then the SSA will deny your claim.
Reasons to Call a Broward County Disability Attorney
If Social Security denies your claim for disability benefits in South Florida, you should not give up immediately. It is critical to your case that you call a lawyer who is familiar with appealing a decision made by the Social Security Administration. Lawyers who are knowledgeable in this area of the law understand that not every condition is listed in the SSA’s manual, and they know how to present your case to get you the best possible results.
You will need to show the SSA that your chronic anemia or other blood disorder is keeping you from being able to work, or at least has some serious level of impairment on your life and the ability to perform daily activities.
For example, people with chronic anemia may be affected in the following ways:
- Loss of energy
- Constant fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Lack of concentration
- Abdominal and/or chest pain
- And more
These types of symptoms may limit certain jobs a person with chronic anemia can perform. If you are in this position, you will need to show that your lack of energy and constant fatigue make it impossible to work an eight hour job or a job that is physically demanding. However, the SSA may still want you to work an office job, but your lack of concentration may limit you from doing this type of work.
This is why you need a skilled lawyer to help you build a strong disability claim. If you have a blood disorder that affects your ability to work, it is important to talk with an experienced South Florida Social Security attorney. We can answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation today at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].