Can You Get Disability for Blood Clots and Clotting Disorders?

When you have blood clots or a clotting disorder, you may be unable to work. You may wonder if you can get disability for a blood clotting condition like deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. In many cases, the answer is yes.

From Pekas Smith: Arizona Disability Attorneys, here is what you need to know about getting disability for blood clots and clotting disorders.

Can You Get Disability for Blood Clots?

You can qualify for disability for blood clots. You may meet or equal the evaluation criteria outlined in Social Security Disability Blue Book Section 7.00 – Hematological Disorders, or you may demonstrate that your clotting disorder impairs your residual functional capacity to work.

You must meet other qualifying criteria to get disability including work history and duration of impairment of 12 months or more.

Is pulmonary embolism a disability?

A pulmonary embolism, or a blood clot in the lungs, can be a disability if it prevents you from working. It must last or be expected to last for 12 months or more, so a single medical episode that resolves with treatment is unlikely to qualify. If you have recurring problems or a combination of medical conditions that prevent you from working, pulmonary embolism may allow you to receive disability benefits.

Is deep vein thrombosis a disability?

Deep vein thrombosis is a disability that may qualify for SSDI benefits if it prevents the person from working for 12 months or more. Deep vein thrombosis can be a serious and life-threatening medical condition. It may impair daily function, causing pain, swelling, shortness of breath and coughing up blood.

Disability for Blood Clots and Clotting Disorders

  • You may receive disability for a blood clot or clotting disorder, including deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
  • The condition must be serious. Severity may be demonstrated by repeated hospitalizations or other evidence.
  • You may qualify based on a combination of medical conditions that prohibit working.
  • In addition to medical qualifications, you must meet other criteria, like a qualifying work history or the work history of another.
  • Our disability lawyers in Arizona can represent you in your application.
  • If your initial application is denied, you may provide more information or appeal the decision.

Legal Help Getting Disability for Blood Clotting and Disorders

Pekas Smith: Arizona Disability Attorneys helps people get and maintain their disability benefits.

We are disability lawyers for blood clots and clotting disorders. We represent people in disability applications, hearings and appeals based on a variety of blood clotting disorders including pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.

  • A lawyer can represent you when you apply for disability.
  • The application process can be complex and confusing. Presenting the correct medical evidence can be the difference between fast approval and frustrating rejection.
  • Our disability attorneys have helped thousands of people like you. We know what makes an application successful. We’ll work with you on every aspect of your claim.
  • To see if you may qualify for disability benefits, and to start your case today, contact us.
  • We’re committed to your interests, and we have a large and dedicated staff to assist you.

Get help from experienced disability lawyers for blood clots and clotting disorders. Start today with your free case consultation.

SSDI Blue Book for Blood Clots, Thrombosis and Embolism

Disability for blood clots is evaluated under Blue Book Section 7.00 Hematological Disorders.

The criteria for blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is that you have the disorder and that it prevents you from working. In some circumstances, verifying the medical condition and certain complications is enough to qualify.

The SSDI Blue Book provides detailed criteria for what evidence to present. There are multiple ways to qualify, including meeting a listing, equaling a listing or showing a residual functional capacity that prohibits working.

Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism disability evaluations

Section 7.08 of the Blue Book discusses disorders of thrombosis including clotting and bleeding.

A disorder may be congenital or acquired. Complications must result in three hospitalizations within one year, each occurring 30 days apart. Hospitalizations can be for different complications, but deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and uncontrolled bleeding usually count.

What evidence is needed to prove a blood clot disorder for disability?

To prove that you have a blood clot disorder for disability, you may present:

  • A lab report, signed by a physician
  • A lab report and a doctor’s report of the disorder
  • Lab analysis or other diagnostic methods, presented in a persuasive report from a doctor, including testing or other diagnostics

Generally, examiners review your case based on existing tests. They don’t purchase expensive or invasive tests for disability applications based on blood clotting disorders.

Meeting or equaling a listing

It may be that you meet the exact criteria for a blood clot or clotting disorder as discussed in Section 7.08 of the SSDI Blue Book Listings. Meeting a listing means satisfying the criteria in the Blue Book, and meeting the duration requirement, that the disorder has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months, or result in death. If you meet a listing, and you are unable to perform substantial gainful activity, you may be found disabled and qualified for disability.

Even if you don’t exactly meet a listing, you may still receive disability for blood clotting or a clotting disorder. You may show that you equal a listing. You may show how your medical conditions are equal in severity and duration to the criteria listed in Section 7.08 for blood clots and clotting disorders.

For applicants whose impairment does not meet or equal a listing, qualification is based on their residual functional capacity to engage in basic work activities. A successful application requires detailed evidence of your medical condition, activities of daily living and work function.

Free Case Evaluation – Get Legal Help

SSDI recognizes blood clots and clotting disorders as a medical condition that may prevent you from working. You may deserve benefits, and Pekas Smith: Arizona Disability Attorneys can represent you to claim them. Contact us online or call us at 602.962.2818 for a free case evaluation and get immediate legal help.

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