Do You Suffer From Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn's disease causes inflammation in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and can affect any area. The symptoms of Crohn's disease can change depending on the level of severity of the disease. The disease may also go into a period of remission. Crohn's disease symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramping, ulcers, blood in stool, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

Meeting Eligibility Requirements

In evaluating your Crohn's disease, Social Security will consider the following:

  • Documentation of medical testing (endoscopy, biopsy, or operative findings)
  • Dates of hospitalization or surgery
  • Weight loss documented by your physician
  • Supplemental dietary needs

Social Security looks at how Crohn's disease affects your maximum physical ability to perform work-related activities on a continuing basis. Social Security is required to consider the nature and extent of your Crohn's 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 Crohn's disease might cause, such as a need for environmental restrictions, fatigue, unscheduled breaks, or excessive absences due to symptoms or treatments.

If Crohn's 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 Crohn's disease fight for disability benefits. If you are disabled because of your Crohn's disease, or if you need help determining if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits because of Crohn's disease, contact Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon LLP.

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