Blood Diseases

Blood disease is a general term for a broad range of diseases of the blood. Blood disease includes anemia, sickle cell disease, and deep vein thrombosis. The symptoms vary depending on the specific blood disease.

In evaluating your blood disease, Social Security will consider the following:

  • Laboratory testing
  • Duration of the disease
  • Medical imaging, including x-ray, CAT scans, or MRIs
  • Hospitalizations
  • Blood transfusions

Social Security looks at how blood disease affects your maximum ability to perform work-related activities on a continuing basis. Social Security is required to consider the nature and extent of your blood disease, and how this condition restricts your ability to sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, push, and pull, as well as your ability to perform postural or manipulative activities (i.e. bending, twisting, stooping, reaching, fingering, or feeling). Social Security will also assess any further limitations that your blood disease might cause, such as a need for environmental restrictions, unscheduled breaks, or excessive absences due to symptoms or treatments.

Do You Suffer From A Blood Disease?

If blood disease interferes with your ability to manage daily activities or maintain employment, Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon LLP can help. Our attorneys help individuals suffering from blood disease fight for disability benefits. If you are disabled because of your blood disease, or if you need help determining if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits because of blood disease, contact Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon.

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