Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 20:04

I had a splenectomy 21 years ago due to primary CMV induced ITP refractory to steroid treatment. I received the preventive vaccines , pneumonia shot, yearly flu shots. Over the past few years I have had sinus infections, eye infections,that last over a month each taking multiple prescriptions to finally clear them. Since april of this year, I have had recurrent sinus infection and severe fatigue and presently have an eye infection that has been going on a month. I just can't stay well. I am an RN on a med/surg floor 13hour night shifts and have missed a lot of work. The work is very high stress I think the immunocompromise from the splenectomy has finally caught up with me. I am 60 years old and thinking of pursuing disability. Thoughts

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:26 Permalink

Hi there,
You may want to apply for disability if your condition leads you to be unable to earn more than $1,170 a month.

Bert (not verified)
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 16:43 Permalink

I had my spleen removed in 2016 do I qualify to be on disability


In reply to by Bert (not verified)

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 13:51 Permalink

Hi Bert,

If you think it will cause you to be able to be out of work for 12+ months then you could be able to qualify for SSD benefits.

Janell (not verified)
Sun, 06/23/2019 - 15:44 Permalink

I have fibromyalgia and ITP blood disorder how much could I receive for compensation per month if I get disability


In reply to by Janell (not verified)

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:39 Permalink

Hi Janell,

It varies on a case to case basis, depending on the cost of living where you live, your needs, work credits, household income, etc!

David (not verified)
Fri, 06/26/2020 - 07:32 Permalink

I have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and am about to have surgery in two weeks when they are going to remove the body of the pancreas as well as the spleen, should I apply for as disability??


In reply to by David (not verified)

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 14:23 Permalink

Hi David,

You may qualify! Check the SSA's Blue Book to make sure you meet the listing. You will also need enough work credits or be within the SSA's income limits for SSI.

Timothy Powell (not verified)
Mon, 07/20/2020 - 02:19 Permalink

Do I qualify for disability, I have no spleen and I'm h .i.v positive


In reply to by Timothy Powell (not verified)

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 14:32 Permalink

Hi Timothy,

You can review the SSA's Blue Book to see if you meet the listing for HIV (section 14.11) to see if you qualify. I'd recommend going over the listing with your doctor!

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