5 Signs Your Claim for Disability Benefits May Be Approved with an Organ Transplant

If you have had an organ transplant and you know you will not be able to work for at least 12 months you could have a convincing claim for eligibility for social security disability benefits. It is never an easy task to get a claim for disability benefits approved unless you can match the strict guidelines set by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for disability benefits.

There are several signs that the SSA looks for when disability benefits are approved following an organ transplant so you should check the signs below before you file your claim.

Sign 1: You Meet Non-Medical Requirements

There are two types of disability payments and one is called social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) which is for anyone who has a disability expected to last for 12 months or more. SSDI is offered based on accumulated work credits. If you have sufficient work credits that qualify you for SSDI you may be approved for disability benefits.

Work credits accumulate throughout an individual’s working life. For every year worked when payment of FICA taxes into the Social Security system work credits take place the worker is credited. The work credits are required in order to be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI), Social Security Retirement and Medicare. Workers get 4 work credits each year but to qualify for SSDI 20 work credits need to have been earned.

Sign 2: You Have Sufficient Medical Evidence

Sometimes organ transplant recipients are denied disability benefits because they have not been able to provide sufficient evidence which supports their inability to work for at least twelve months. Evidence which should be included with a disability benefit claim for an organ transplant could be a physician’s medical report describing the symptoms of the organ transplant which stops you from working.

Sign 3: You Cannot Work For at Least 12 Months

Doctors usually suggest that organ transplant recipients need to wait at least a year before returning to work so that the immune system can fully recover from the ordeal.


Sign 4: You Meet a Blue Book Listing

Fortunately, organ transplant is a medical condition that the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes and can be found on its Blue Book list. This means that if you have had an organ transplant you should be automatically granted disability benefits.

Sign 5: You are Working With a Disability Lawyer

Even though an organ transplant is due to a serious medical condition the SSA will still conduct a proper evaluation of your symptoms due to the organ transplant. To be sure you have the signs that you will be approved for disability, you should talk to a disability lawyer who may work on your behalf to get the Social Security disability benefits you are entitled to receive. The lawyer can help you prove that your disability is going to last for at least 12 months.

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