Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Colitis

Colitis is a chronic digestive disease characterized by inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. Infection, loss of blood supply in the colon, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and invasion of the colon wall with collagen or lymphocytic white blood cells are all possible causes of an inflamed colon. To learn more about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this disability, visit Section 5.00 of the Blue Book.

Does Colitis Qualify for Disability?

The biggest obstacle preventing claimants from obtaining Social Security disability when suffering from colitis is the “on and off” nature of the disorder. To qualify as disabled you must be able to prove that you are unable to work for a full 12 month period. Many individuals with colitis are unable to work for months at a time as they suffer the damaging symptoms of the condition, but are then able to return to work during the rest of the year once symptoms temporarily subside. In order to prove total disability and qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, a claimant must prove that they are fully incapacitated by the disease, and therefore unable to achieve any type of gainful employment activity.

How Do I Apply for Disability Benefits?

To apply for disability benefits, it’s important to understand the disability application process. If you’ve been diagnosed with colitis and believe you may qualify, contact us today for a free disability case evaluation.

You could be entitled to $3,822 a month. See if you qualify today!

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