SSD Benefits for Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits for people who meet their listing requirements for short bowel syndrome (SDS). Though these requirements are defined in the SSA’s impairment listing manual, there are a number of other requirements that must be met in order for an applicant to be eligible for benefits, particularly in regards to employment status of the applicant. That being said, the processes of determining eligibility and applying for these benefits can be exceedingly complicated without the help of an attorney.
Filing for Disability Benefits with an Attorney
In order to meet the listing requirements set by the SSA, more than one-half of the applicant’s small intestine must have been surgically removed in an effort to treat or cure another medical condition. Moreover, applicants must now require daily parenteral nutrition that is administered through a central venous catheter. If you meet these requirements and have not been able to maintain gainful employment due to SBS, there is a good chance that you will be eligible for these benefits.
Once you are ready to proceed with the application process for these benefits, our attorneys can help you ensure that your application is as complete as possible, including but not limited to the following:
- Full medical documentation of your SBS
- An accurate description of how SBS has affected your employment
- Any other documentation you may need
Though the application process can seem somewhat overwhelming, our attorneys have the experience and the resources you will need to ensure that your application is as complete as possible before it is filed with the SSA.
Consult with a Social Security Disability Attorney in San Antonio
If you meet the Social Security Administration’s disability listing requirements for short bowel syndrome, you may be able to claim Social Security disability benefits. To speak with a San Antonio Social Security disability attorney from the Chris Mayo Law Firm about how we can assist you throughout the application process for these benefits, please call our offices at (210) 999-9999 today.