Crohn’s Disease is recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a qualifying condition for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, the SSA evaluates each case individually to determine whether or not the effects of Crohn’s disease or the treatments would preclude you from doing any kind of work for a period of at least twelve months.
Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disease, but in the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security manual (also known as the Blue Book), The Social Security Administration classifies Crohn’s disease as a Digestive System Disorder. When evaluating individual cases, they consider a number of factors including:
- Impairments caused by the disorder
- Medical evidence, including clinical and laboratory findings
- Effects of and response to treatment
At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced in handling social security disability claims related to Crohn’s disease and other Autoimmune and Digestive System Disorders including but not limited to multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, short bowel syndrome, hepatic (liver) dysfunction, and malnutrition. We understand what the SSA is looking for when evaluating claims, and are here to be your tough advocates regardless of the level of your appeal.
We also realize that this is a difficult time, and are here to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.