Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction may qualify you for disability benefits under the SSA’s Compassionate Allowance Program. It is a rare gastrointestinal disorder which restricts muscle contractions that allow food, fluid, stool or air to pass through the gastrointestinal tract.
Accumulation of partially digested food occurs in the intestines which may cause abdominal swelling, pain, nausea, vomiting, and constipation or diarrhea. Anyone affected by this medical condition may suffer appetite loss and difficulties absorbing nutrients, which may lead to malnutrition and weight loss.
What is Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction?
In adults, Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction is often a secondary complication of other medical conditions like:
- some connective tissue conditions;
- radiation enteritis;
- paraneoplastic syndromes;
- neurologic disease;
- narcotics use of with anticholinergic properties;
- a hypothyroidism infection,
This is considered to be a severe disease which may over time lead to potentially life-threatening complications despite the use of surgical and medical therapies. Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction disability benefits may be available under the SSA’s compassionate allowances scheme.
What is a Compassionate Allowance?
Compassionate Allowances (CAL) are a quick way to identify medical conditions that should meet Social Security's requirements for disability benefits. These conditions generally include some cancers, adult brain disorders, and several rare disorders that affect children. The CAL helps to reduce waiting times for reaching a disability determination for those who are suffering from the most serious disabilities so there is less delay for those who have applied for SSDI.
There are many medical conditions that typically meet the SSA’s requirements for Social Security disability benefits (SSD) which helps reduce wait time for applicants. There are hundreds of conditions, including Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction that are on the Compassionate Allowances list.
Medical Evidence for Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction
Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction may qualify under the Compassionate Allowances scheme with the bare minimum of evidence required such as:
- the victim’s clinical history;
- examination reports showing proof of a diagnosis;
- imaging results from x-rays, ultrasounds, CAT scans, MRIs, or RAD scans confirming the diagnosis.
Several listings in the SSA Blue Book may be reviewed by the SSA too including:
- Section 5.08;
- Section 105.08 A and B; and
- Section 105.10.
Get Help With Your Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction Claim
Even though anyone diagnosed with Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction may qualify under the Compassionate Allowances scheme, working with an attorney may help you qualify for disability benefits and help you file a claim.
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