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Social Security Disability Insurance – Chronic Liver Disease

One category of diseases that are commonly listed in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications is for Chronic Liver Disease.  Liver disease is not a specific classification in itself and refers to a collection of diseases of the liver including: cirrhosis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, sarcoidosis, liver failure, alcoholic liver disease, and more.  Chronic Liver disease can result from a number of factors including environmental, alcohol and drug abuse, viruses like Hepatitis C, and hereditary factors.

To be eligible for SSDI benefits for Chronic Liver disease the applicant must have been diagnosed with either end stage Chronic Liver disease or Chronic Liver disease lasting at least the last six month with other complications.

The other complications can include:

excessive fluid in peritoneal cavity, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, esophageal or gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and more.

For people who are unsure whether or not their condition makes them eligible for SSDI benefits and have additional questions they are recommended to consult with their doctor.

An individual’s doctor should be able to review the list and know how to proceed or how the patient should proceed forward regarding an SSDI application.  As with any other condition, obtaining SSDI benefits for a medical condition requires that an individual is sufficiently impaired by the condition and it affects their ability to work.