Social Security Disability: Hematological Disorders
Among the many complicated disorders that can be considered for Social Security Disability, hematological disorders might be considered the most complicated by some. The Social Security Administration considers several different hematological disorders under the 7.00 Listings (For more information on what a listing is and how it affects you, please read my previous post in my blog explaining this). SSA states on their website
that they "evaluate non-malignant (non-cancerous) hematological disorders, such as hemolytic anemias (7.05), disorders of thrombosis or hemotasis (7.08), and disorders of bone marrow failure (7.10)." Social Security further explains "these disorders disrupt the normal development and function of white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and clotting-factor proteins (factors). Social Security evaluates malignant hematological disorders under Listings 13.00, which I will cover in a separate blog post.
Hematological is a word that many people will not even recognize; however, for those struggling with hematological disorders, it is a term that hits far too close to home. Social Security Disability recognizes these illnesses and knows how debilitating they truly can be. If you are dealing with a hematological disorder and feel that it is preventing you from working a full time job, speaking to a Social Security Disability attorney could help ease your mind about the Disability process.