Listing of Impairments – Chronic Active Hepatitis | Pasco County Social Security Disability Attorney

According to an article from Wikedpedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis hepatitis is an injury to the liver characterized by presence inflammatory cells in the liver which can progress to scarring of the liver. It is acute when it lasts less than 6 months and chronic when it persists longer. A group of viruses known as the hepatitis viruses cause most cases of liver damage. Hepatitis can also be due to toxins (notably alcohol), other infections or from autoimmue process. You can become symtomatic when the disease impairs liver functions that include, among other things, screening of harmful substances, regulation of blood composition, and production of bile to help digestion.

The Social Security Administration requires that you meet very stringent medical requirements to meet a Listing 5.05. More often than not, we will ask your physician to complete a Residual Functional Capacity form Chronic Active Hepatitis that will document your physical findings. Explain your diagnostic studies including the results of your liver biopsy and the results of your blood-work.

Click here to view the listing:

http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/5.00-Digestive-Adult.htm#5_05

Just as important are your physical capabilities and the problems that you have functioning every day. These can include fatigue, fuzziness, and  problems concentrating at the side effects of your medication. You can win a claim for Social Security disability benefits for chronic active hepatitis with the help of your treating physician and documentation of the problems you have functioning.

Contact Florida social security disability attorneys, Cavey and Barrett, for more information about a social security disability application for chronic active hepatitis.

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