Social Security Benefits for Sickle Cell Anemia | Hudson Social Security Disability Lawyer

You may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits for sickle cell disease.

According to an article by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, sickle cell anemia is “a condition where the red blood cells can be sickle shaped — like a C.”

Sickle shaped cells are “stiff, sticky, and form clumps which get stuck in blood vessels.” This “blocks blood flow that leads to your limbs and organs.” Block blood vessels can cause “pain, infections and organ damage.”

According to this article, sickle cell anemia is caused by sickle cells that die faster than normal red blood cells. Your bone marrow can’t make new red blood cells fast enough, which results in anemia. You can review this article here.

Social Security disability listing 7.05 has very specific requirements that must be met:

7.05 Sickle cell disease, or one of its variants. With:

A. Documented painful (thrombotic) crises occurring at least three times during the 5 months prior to adjudication; or

B. Requiring extended hospitalization (beyond emergency care) at least three times during the 12 months prior to adjudication; or

C. Chronic, severe anemia with persistence of hematocrit of 26 percent or less; or

D. Evaluate the resulting impairment under the criteria for the affected body system.

You can review this listing here.

There is a functional capacity form which you can use with your social security disability claim for sickle cell anemia. Contact Florida-based Cavey and Barrett, Social Security disability attorneys, for assistance with your Social Security disability application for sickle cell anemia.