If you have a stomach ailment or another type of digestive tract disorder, you know that your condition involves more than unpleasant urges and general discomfort. You may frequently be in severe pain — pain that impacts your ability to work, and in some cases can prevent you from working altogether.Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes many types of digestive system impairments as giving rise to eligibility for SSDI benefits. Navigating the application and appeals process can be daunting, however, and having an experienced, compassionate guide by your side can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful claim.People throughout the Pacific Northwest turn to the Oregon attorneys of JP Law, PC, for help with SSDI claims. Attorneys Melissa Kenney and Lisa Porter understand the intricacies of SSD and SSI law and how to present strong applications to the SSA. Just as importantly, we treat our clients as people, not simply a case file. You deserve a firm that will be compassionate as well as dedicated, and that is what we provide our clients.
Bowel Disease And SSD Benefits
The SSA recognizes many digestive system conditions for SSDI claims. Some include:
- Chronic liver disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Short bowel syndrome
- Crohn's disease
If you have a digestive impairment that is keeping you from working, we will coordinate with your medical providers to obtain the lab results, medical opinions and other records necessary to build a strong case for SSDI eligibility. If you have already submitted your initial claim and been denied, we can review your file to determine if there is additional information that would increase your chances of being approved on appeal.
The SSA will look for evidence, for example, that you have to use the bathroom frequently, spend a lot of time in the bathroom and experience pain when using the toilet. Digestive disorders can also be accompanied by (or even cause) mental and emotional distress.
Contact Our Firm Today
For answers to your questions about disability benefits for digestive tract disorders, call the Portland-area office of JP Law at 503-245-6309 or toll free 866-945-1978, or send an email to speak with a lawyer.