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An overview of blood diseases and SSD benefits

There are all types of diseases that could lead to a Los Angeles resident qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits for illness, both mental and physical. Physical diseases, however, are often easier to prove in an application for benefits. A blood disease, for instance, is one such illness.

Anyone who is suffering from a blood disease would probably benefit from getting more information about the requirements from the Social Security Administration website, starting under the section marked "7.00. Hematological Disorders-Adult." This is just one section of the agency's website that would have quite a bit of useful information.

One particular blood condition that most people are familiar with is sickle cell anemia. As with all other disabilities, a Los Angeles resident who is submitting an application for SSD benefits based on this condition must provide as much documentation of the condition as possible. For a blood disease, records should include blood tests that show the presence of the condition.

Hemophilia is another blood disease that is probably among the most common that people suffer from. With this condition even a small scrape or cut does not stop bleeding as quickly as such an injury would for someone without the condition, and this can lead to serious blood loss issues. When making a claim for SSD benefits for this condition, as well as several other blood diseases, another item of documentation to provide would be proof that blood transfusions are required on a regular basis. Documentation of hospital stays would be a key part of any application for benefits as well.

Source: ssa.gov, "Hematological Disorders-Adult," accessed on Jan. 5, 2015

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