Question: Can I get Social Security disability for MRSA?
Answer: Maybe. MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureaus. It is a bacteria. Normally, bacterial infections can be brought under control with antibiotics. The problem with MRSA is that antibiotics hardly work with MRSA. Methicillin is sort of a last ditch antibiotic, used for bacterial infections that don’t respond to other antibiotics. If Methicillin doesn’t work, you’re in trouble.
It’s hard to shake off a MRSA infection. Even if it stops being an acute threat to a person’s life, it still hangs around in a patient’s body and remains a threat.
It is possible to get Social Security disability benefits for MRSA, depending upon how and how badly it is affecting a person. I think most of the MRSA cases I have had were for people who had MRSA infections of their sinuses, causing severe symptoms of sinusitis, a disease that can cause some very unpleasant symptoms.