How Genitourinary Disorders Impact Your Ability to Work?

A genitourinary disorder affects the genital and urinary organs. Examples of genitourinary disorders that could interfere with a person’s ability to work are kidney failure, testicular cancer, bladder cancer and nephrotic syndrome. Other kinds of chronic genitourinary disorders listed in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book include hypertensive neuropathy (damage to the kidneys caused by hypertension), chronic glomerulonephritis (inability of the kidneys to filter toxins from the body) and diabetic nephrophathy (kidney damage due to diabetes). To prove a genitourinary disorder is a long term disability, applicants for SSI/SSDI disability benefits must provide results of several clinical tests.

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What are Criteria Required by the SSA for Approving a Genitourinary Disorder Disability Claim?

To be approved for disability benefits, applicants need to submit documents describing symptoms, treatment programs and lab findings (serum albumin or serum creatinine levels) regarding a chronic kidney disease. (CKD). The SSA states they want evidence covering the 90-day period prior to an applicant filing a claim. You should also provide results of an estimated glomerular filtration rate (tests and measures the kidneys’ filtering capacity) and a copy of a bone or kidney biopsy, if you have had one. The SSa accepts statements from acceptable medical sources that can verify a biopsy was performed and offer a detailed description of the biopsy’s results.

What Happens if the SSA Denies My Long Term Disability Claim?

Failing to meet criteria for a genitourinary disorder does not automatically mean you are ineligible for disability benefits. The SSA may still approve your claim based on your RFC, or residual functional capacity. To make a determination regarding an applicant’s RFC, the SSA will examine tests results, medical records and physician statements. In some cases, the SSA may request to interview a genitourinary specialist treating the applicant. Residual functional capacity reports outline specific tasks an applicant can do and how long they can do these tasks. To qualify for long term disability benefits under RFC standards, an applicant’s ability to work needs to be extremely limited and rule out returning to previous employment positions.

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