Kidney transplant

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 11:43

I am 52 years old and have been disabled for 8 years due to renal failure. My question is, since I have had a kidney transplant, does my social security benefits end. If so when, because there is always a chance of rejection. If it does end, I do not want to be taken by surprise, will they let you know early enough, or will it be oneof those deals where they just cut you off, then inform you that you are no longer eligible?

Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:11 Permalink

I have been thinking about a kidney transplant but I also have degenerative disc disease, thyroid disease bulges in my lower back and every few months I have to have infusions for my lower leg also I have neuropathy from head to toe. If I get a kidney transplant, would these other conditions allow me to keep ssi cause I am in a mobile chair at times.


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:37 Permalink

Hi there,
You may still qualify for disability benefits if you have those conditions and are determined to be unable to work due after the kidney transplant.

Jason (not verified)
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 22:06 Permalink

if I have a kidney transplant, how much income would I receive form ssdi?


In reply to by Jason (not verified)

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 09:24 Permalink

Hi Jason,

I can't say for sure, but those who apply for disability benefits after a kidney transplant generally get approved.

Eric Boardo (not verified)
Wed, 09/27/2017 - 22:29 Permalink

I am currently on SSDI. If I have a kidney transplant, will my benefit pay change (get lower) if I make less money the second time around when I retire.

Christopher fordham (not verified)
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 17:33 Permalink

I gave my dad my kidney back n 1989'90 could I be able to apply for benefits I'm still working but it's get harder n harder for me to do so I am 50 n I need some information on this matter please help me understand what to do

CA (not verified)
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 23:51 Permalink

I received my kidney and pancreas transplant toward the end of February 2017. I just received in the mail the Medical Review forms. I still have another 5 1/2 months until it's 1 year post-transplant! Is this a mistake? Do I have to fill out these forms or do I need to call or visit Social Security and let them know it's too soon?


In reply to by CA (not verified)

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:57 Permalink

Hi There,

I would recommend speaking to a SSA representative regarding your matter. 1-800-772-1213.

Melissa (not verified)
Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:11 Permalink

I had to have a Autotransplant of my left kidney and I’m having a difficult time? Would I qualify some type of benefits??

Tabitha (not verified)
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 18:21 Permalink

Hi im going on my 5th years of having my transplant and everyone telling me that i will no longer receive my disability i work part-time when i can but its never for a long period of time cause since my transplant i have been having stomach problems and other medical issues


In reply to by Tabitha (not verified)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:06 Permalink

Hi Tabitha,
The SSA may only cancel your benefits if you are able to work full time and make over 1,170 a month.

Jonathan (not verified)
Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:45 Permalink

Received transplant a year ago but would like to try and work part time. Can I work part time and continue to receive SSDI and the benefits for my defendant child. As long as it's within the income limits and would the limits include dependent benefits?


In reply to by Jonathan (not verified)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:28 Permalink

Hi Jonathan,
You may be able to do so, it's a good idea to contact a local SSA office about this as they'd be able to give you specific information about your case.

Kathy (not verified)
Thu, 10/26/2017 - 15:44 Permalink

I am 60 yo with Polycystic Kidney Disease. I am currently on the active kidney transplant list as of July 12, 2017. My gfr is 13%. I work part time and would work full time during tax season. Don't think I will be able to continue working due to fatigue and lack of concentration. Would I be wise to apply now for SS diability or wait until transplant?

Scott Sonnenburg (not verified)
Sun, 10/29/2017 - 12:02 Permalink

I had a kidney and pancreas transplant almost 21 years and about 2 year a go my muscles are starting to give me big problems legs arms back pain so bad I can't take care of our house Amy more and have to sell. Pain is so bad that when I get home from work I am in tears.

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