Crohn's disease disability guide can give you insight into what disability is looking for when they examine your claim, Crohn's disease is a listing for Social Security disability, but not everyone will meet the listing, so then what?
I have Crohn's Disease, can I apply for Social Security Disability?
Yes, you can apply for Social Security disability if you have Crohn's Disease, the question will be how does Crohns Disease affect your ability to function in relation to a prior job, and or other jobs. Your first step is to apply to Social Security, it is important to state your case clearly and effectively, everything you put on the initial application will remain in your file for the entire disability application process. It does not cost more to obtain representation from the start of the application process. Lawyers are not paid unless they win your claim, and then only a percentage of your back pay.
Is having Crohn's Disease enough to get disability?
No, just having Crohn's Disease alone is not enough to get disability. There is a listing under the disability rules for Crohn's Disease, however many people will not meet that listing, so then what? Crohns is unique in that many clients can still lift and carry, so in a sense they can perform a job, but the side affects of Crohns Disease will prevent them from working, it is hard for many clients to discuss, but bathrooms trips per day and amount of time in the bathroom can be a deciding factor in some Crohn's Disease cases. There are so many things that go with Crohn's Disease that many of the side affects themselves can be disabling.
I take Crohn's Disease medications, and they cause a lot of side effects.
Medications for Crohn's Disease are strong, so strong in fact that the side effects from the medications themselves can keep you from being able to work. Many clients tell me about feeling like they have the flu for two to three days after they take their Crohn' s Disease medications, this in and of itself may keep a person from being employable.
Crohn's Disease causes me to miss at least two days a month or more of work, is that important?
Yes, Crohn's Disease can cause a person to miss many days of work, if you average 2 days or more a month in unexcused absences then Social Security disability will take that into account. It is important in a vocational setting to not miss work, when you miss work at least twice a month it becomes an important factor for Social Security disability.
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