Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Whipple’s Disease

Whipple’s disease is a multi-system infectious bacterial disease that interferes with the body’s ability to metabolize fats. Caused by a bacterium called Tropheryma whipplei, the disorder can affect any system in the body, including the brain, eyes, heart, joints, and lungs, but usually occurs in the gastrointestinal system. Without proper treatment, Whipple’s disease can be serious or fatal. To learn more about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this disability, visit Section 5.00 of the Blue Book.

Does Whipple’s Disease Qualify for Disability?

Yes, people with Whipple’s disease do qualify, however you may need to present the following symptoms in order to be approved:

  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea or Steatorrhea
  • Joint pain and inflammatory arthritis
  • Neurological issues
  • Weight loss

Because the symptoms of Whipple’s Disease can be disruptive to normal routines, sufferers may not be able to function properly in an economically enriching environment.

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 Whipple’s disease 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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