Crohn’s Disease Long Term Disability Claim
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation and tissue damage that requires long-term management. The symptoms can plague a person for the rest of his or her life. It is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The severity varies, however most people find the symptoms to be frequent and debilitating. Plus, Crohn’s can increase the risk for additional health problems. Therefore, severe Crohn’s can qualify you for Long Term Disability benefits.
Crohn’s Disease Symptoms
Crohn’s disease primarily affects the gastrointestinal tract by causing abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.
Crohn’s disease can affect organs and cause these additional symptoms:
- Extreme fatigue
- Neurological symptoms
- Inflammatory arthritis
- Vision problems
- Weight loss
- Skin rashes
- Oral ulcers
These symptoms can be severe and qualify you for disability benefits.
Proving Crohn’s Disease Long Term Disability
It is important to provide as much proof of your condition as possible in your appeal. It is especially important to show limitations.
- Medical records showing narcotic drugs for abdominal pain management
- Medical records showing hospitalization or surgery for blockages
- Anemia lab results
- Extremely low BMI
- Proof of malnutrition
LTD benefits can help cover costs of lost wages, increased treatments, and surgeries from Crohn’s. Even if initially approved, you may be required to submit additional documentation and later be denied.
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