Chicago Hepatitis Attorneys

Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyers

Hepatitis is the swelling or inflammation of the liver.  Hepatitis can be caused by a number of conditions, such as autoimmune conditions, viral infections, bacteria, parasites, liver damage, or medication overdoses.  Hepatitis is a serious condition that can substantially impact a person’s daily life and may prevent a person from engaging in substantial gainful employment.  In these cases, a person may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates hepatitis under the digestive system category (Section 5.00) in its “Listing of Medical Impairments.”

If you do not meet the criteria of Section 5.00, it does not mean that you will automatically be denied disability benefits.  It does mean that you must provide sufficient information to support a claim that your hepatitis has impacted your residual functional capacity, or the activities that you are able to perform in spite of your medical condition.  In other words, if your hepatitis has prevented you from working for the past 12 months or you anticipate that it will prevent you from working for at least 12 months, you may qualify for SSDI or SSI disability benefits.

A skilled disability attorney can guide you through the entire disability application process to ensure that the appropriate medical and vocational information is included with your social security disability application.  At Ankin Law, our knowledgeable Chicago social security disability attorneys have considerable experience assisting clients with the entire claim process – from application filing to hearing.  We will thoroughly explain the Social Security laws and claim process to you.  Our Chicago social security disability benefits lawyers are particularly knowledgeable about social security laws and will explain the process and requirements so that you understand what is required of you to receive social security disability benefits.

We will help prepare and review Social Security forms that must filed with the Social Security Administration as part of the claim process.  We review your disability documentation and determine whether any additional supporting documentation may be needed.  Our social security disability attorneys understand that you have the burden of proof when it comes to demonstrating an eligible disability.  Our Chicago supplemental security income lawyers are knowledgeable of the financial requirements necessary to obtain SSI benefits and we can help prepare the adequate documentation of your income and financial resources.

After your application is filed, we will monitor the progress of your social security disability claim.  Our Chicago social security disability attorneys will closely monitor the status of your claim and promptly notify you of any developments or requests for additional information.  If necessary, we will prepare you for, and advocate on your behalf at, your social security disability benefits hearing.

If you or a loved one suffers from hepatitis, contact Ankin Law at (872) 529-9377 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Chicago disability attorneys to discuss a possible hepatitis disability claim.


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10 N Dearborn, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60602

(872) 529-9377