If you have had the misfortune to have been denied social security with kidney disease, don’t worry, as there are options open to you to appeal this denial.
If you have been denied disability benefits because the Social Security Administration (SSA) tells you kidney disease is not in the Blue Book listing or you haven’t shown sufficient evidence that the presence of kidney disease does not allow you to work you may be able to get your physician to conduct an RFC which proves that you are not capable of working.
Who Can Appeal Denied Disability with Kidney Disease
Anyone who has kidney disease should be able to appeal denied disability benefits as long as they have the evidence available which proves that the kidney disease is so severe that they are unable to work for at least 12 months.
How an Appeal Can be Successful
There are several ways you can prove your kidney disease is so severe that you are unable to work. Wastes can accumulate to high levels in your blood so that you feel sick.
You may develop high blood pressure, anemia (low blood count), weakened bones, nerve damage and poor nutritional health. Also, kidney disease boosts your risk of getting heart and blood vessel diseases.
The SSA will request a full report if you are on dialysis, including length of time on dialysis, how often this treatment is required and its level of success.
The SSA will also want test results showing serum creatinine or serum albumin levels and an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), which indicates the kidney’s filtering ability.
How to Use the RFC in an Appeal for a Denied Disability with Kidney Disease
To help ensure your appeal is successful you should ask your doctor to conduct a Residual Functioning Capacity Test (RFC). This test should assess your ability to bend or squat which may cause pain and swelling if you have kidney disease.
This typically means you need to take a lot of rest breaks and you will find it hard to walk even 500 feet without help. The medication for kidney disease can cause drowsiness and dizziness which means you cannot drive or operate any type of machinery. The RFC will clearly indicate that you cannot work with kidney disease.
File Your Appeal for Denied Disability With Kidney Disease Promptly
You are required to request a reconsideration appeal for your denied disability with kidney disease within 60 days of receiving your denial letter. The reconsideration examiner may request additional medical records which are less than 90 days old as well. So the sooner you lodge your appeal for your denied disability benefits the higher the chance of it being successful.
Get a Free Case Evaluation Today
You should request legal representation for your denied social security with kidney disease appeal as it will have a much better chance of being successful. Start the appeals process now by filling out our Free Disability Evaluation.