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Kidney Disease Benefits in Chattanooga, Tennessee

What to Know About Kidney Disease & Social Security Disability

Those who are suffering from kidney-related issues such as kidney disease are eligible to receive disability benefits. Specifically, chronic kidney disease, renal failure, and kidney transplant surgery are all approved conditions by the Social Security Administration. In order to help make the application process run smoothly, our disability lawyer in Chattanooga can help you prepare. From filling out the application itself to filing appeals of denials and taking your case to Court, we will help you each step of the way.

What is Kidney Disease?

Chronic kidney disease, also referred to as chronic kidney failure, occurs when there is a gradual loss of kidney function. The role of the kidney is to help filter waste and excess fluid that runs through your bloodstream which is then excreted from your urine. At a more advanced stage of chronic kidney disease, there may be a dangerous level of fluid buildup in your body. Symptoms typically develop over a period of time and they may include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, muscle twitches, cramps, swelling of the feet and ankles, persistent itching, chest pain, shortness of breath, and high blood pressure.

It’s important to monitor your symptoms and determine whether or not they are progressing. If they get worse and you are diagnosed with kidney disease, there’s a high likelihood that you are unable to hold a steady job. This is when you should reach out to us for assistance to help you get the compensation that you deserve.

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How to Medically Qualify

In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important that you have the right medical evidence to back up your case. To help define requirements, the Social Security Administration requires proof in order to medically qualify. If you are suffering from chronic kidney disease and require a kidney transplant, it’s highly likely that you will qualify for benefits. In the case that you undergo transplant surgery, you will automatically qualify for benefits for at least 12 months following the procedure.

For specific medical qualifications, you can work with our team or view the Blue Book that outlines the requirements that you must meet.

We Can Help with Your Claim

Not all cases are clear-cut even if you have the medical evidence that you need. Our team can help you throughout every step of the process and work closely with you to ensure that you have all of the necessary requirements to improve your chances of becoming approved. Please feel free to contact us today to get started.

Further Resources:

The National Kidney Foundation – For questions about kidney disease, risk factors, signs, and symptoms.

American Diabetes Association – has a section on kidney disease.

Disability Evaluation Under Social Security – shows the different types of kidney disease covered under the evaluations.