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What qualifies as a hematological disorder?

You may picture certain conditions that qualify as disorders that merit Social Security Disability Insurance. Depression, Crohn’s disease and wheelchair-bound paralysis are all examples of conditions that SSDI considers.

However, the human body is complex, and so are the conditions that may afflict it. One condition not often talked about is hematological disorders — blood-related conditions.

Non-cancerous disorders

Hematological disorders include non-cancerous and malignant disorders. Non-cancerous disorders like hemolytic anemia involve abnormal red blood cells like sickle cell disease.

The category also includes bleeding disorders that involve excessive or inadequate blood clotting, such as thrombosis or hemostasis.

Another disorder involves bone marrow failure. When your bone marrow fails, the body fails to make enough healthy red blood cells or platelets.

Cancerous disorders

Malignant hematological disorders include lymphoma, multiple myeloma and HIV infections. However, due to the nature of these disorders, these conditions qualify under the Cancer and Immune System Disorder categories.

Proving your hematological disorder

Many of these conditions require evidence that they have affected you long-term and will continue to impact your life. Proving this involves detailed confirmation that you have suffered:

  • From these disorders for continuous months
  • Several complications within a year
  • Significant limitations on your socialization
  • Reduced capacity to complete tasks

Hematological disorders leave you weary. Organizing paperwork to prove you need help may sound daunting. However, you may increase your chance of a successful claim with appropriate documentation and testimony. If you are not certain you have a hematological disorder, there are more resources to determine your eligibility and options for SSDI.