Can I Receive SSDI or SSI for Crohn’s Disease?

Published on: March 3, 2014

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Many of our clients have specific medical conditions that they’ve been diagnosed with, and are concerned that because of a preexisting condition not recognized by the SSA, they will be turned down for Social Security Disability Insurance. It’s understandable. Some of these conditions present symptoms only identifiable to the trained eye, which cause skepticism from the Social Security Administration. Part of the reason for this is that the people you speak with are not doctors; They aren’t trained in identifying the traits of the medical condition at hand. One example of this is Crohn’s Disease. It can be difficult proving disability for this condition, so it’s beneficial to have an experienced Social Security Disability advocate fighting for you in these cases, as they are experienced in dealing with just this sort of problem. The experienced advocates of Disability Experts of Florida have years of experience fighting with people with this or similar problems.

Our advocates understand that the SSA uses a checklist with strict requirements about the nature and timing of Crohn’s disease symptoms. In the case of Crohn's disease, the technical criteria doesn’t reflect the way the disease actually happens. For instance, diarrhea is not included on the list, although it is one of the most common symptoms affecting Crohn’s Disease patients. Our Tampa advocates are familiar not only with the screening process, but also the lists the SSA use to determine whether a potential claimant is actually disabled.

What the Advocates Recommend for Those Suffering with Crohn’s Disease

  1. Our advocates recommend that you keep a journal for a period of time; the more specific, the better.  Record the times you go to the bathroom, when you leave the bathroom and so on. Do so for at least a week, but longer is better. Your advocate at Disability Experts of Florida will work with you to make the strongest case possible. Remember that while awareness of Crohn’s Disease is on the rise, the SSA does view it with skepticism.
  2. Our SSD advocates recommend that you be as explicit and detailed as possible when keeping the journal. We understand that it is potentially embarrassing describing your symptoms in detail, but it is crucial to do so.
  3. We can’t stress enough that you should seek advocacy when pursuing your SSDI. Remember, at Disability Experts of Florida, we don’t get paid unless you do.

Get Started on Your Tampa Crohn’s Disease Social Security Disability Case!

As a sufferer of Crohn’s Disease, you know adversity. At Disability Experts of Florida, we can help ease your stress and anxiety surrounding your fight for SSD or SSI and clear your path of least resistance. Call us today to schedule a free case review.



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