Hepatitis C and Disability Benefits
Hepatitis C infections are caused by the hepatitis virus and can result in inflammation of the liver, affecting its ability to function. Severe cases of hepatitis C can result in liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis of the liver. Hepatitis is usually contracted from contaminated blood, blood transfusions or through intravenous drug use. Those suffering from Hepatitis C may be severely ill, leaving them unable to work or secure employment. At the Disability Benefits Law Center, P.C., we are committed to helping individuals suffering from Hepatitis C pursue the benefits they need and deserve.
Hepatitis C is a disabling illness that may make you eligible for disability benefits. Let us help you seek treatment and recover the financial assistance you need.
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Hepatitis C and Social Security disability claims
Sufferers of Hepatitis C know that one of its primary symptoms is chronic fatigue. You may be unable to have a productive day, need excessive sleep and find yourself exhausted when completing everyday tasks. These symptoms may also leave you unable to care for your family and secure gainful employment. Our attorneys are committed to helping clients seek financial assistance through Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income.
Symptoms of Hepatitis C may include:
- Poor appetite
- Muscle and joint pain
Treatment for Hepatitis C and Your Access To Benefits
While there are vaccines for Hepatitis A and B, there is as yet no silver bullet for Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C may not produce signs or symptoms at the earliest stages, but once you are diagnosed it is important to seek regular medical treatment. One treatment for Hepatitis C is an injectable medication called Interferon. Seeking treatment will help you deal with the symptoms while establishing a medical record of your illness. This medical documentation is critical if you are seeking Social Security benefits.
For more information or to schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the surrounding region, please contact us by e-mail or call us toll free at 1-866-498-9387.