Is Hepatitis Preventing You From Working?

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It is commonly caused by a viral infection. Hepatitis lasting longer in duration could lead to cirrhosis. Hepatitis can cause a variety of symptoms depending on whether you have hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or another type of hepatitis virus. Some symptoms include difficulty maintaining concentration, jaundice, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Social Security looks at how hepatitis 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 hepatitis, 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 hepatitis might cause, such as a need for environmental restrictions, unscheduled breaks, or excessive absences due to symptoms or treatments.

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

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