Can I Get Social Security Disability For Hepatitis C?

Aug 10, 2011 Comments Off by Charles Hall

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Answer: Yes, it is possible to get Social Security disability for hepatitis C, although Social Security doesn’t make it easy.

For whatever reason, Social Security seems like it just doesn’t like people with liver disease. It is very possible to be on a liver transplant list and be turned down for Social Security disability. Maybe it’s because a lot of liver disease is caused by alcoholism. Maybe it’s because hepatitis C has much the same risk factors as AIDS — unprotected sex and IV drug use. Mainly I think it’s because you just can’t measure the main symptom caused by hepatitis C, fatigue. Social Security doesn’t like to approve someone based upon something that can’t be measured. You can’t measure fatigue.

At the Charles T. Hall Law Firm, we help people with hepatitis C cases. Contact us to see if we can help you.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.