Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI") provides benefits to Missourians for a number of diseases and conditions that affect the digestive system. In this post, we will focus on diseases of the liver.
SSDI benefits are available for eight separate liver conditions: hemorrhaging, accumulation of fluids in the abdominal cavity, bacterial peritonitis, hepatorenal syndrome, hepatopulmonary syndrome, hepatic encephalopathy and end stage liver disease. The SSA Red Book establishes laboratory benchmarks that are used in evaluating the seriousness of the disease or condition. As with any of the diseases in the Red Book, the SSD claim must be supported by medical evaluations and laboratory test results. If the objective medical evidence satisfies the prescribed thresholds, the benefits application will most likely be approved.