Before applying for Social Security disability payments for a genitourinary system disorder (i.e., genitals, urinary tract, or kidneys), you need to know that your claim will be examined according to the guidelines in Section 6 of the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book. The SSA person assigned to your claim will first assess whether the medical evidence in your claim corresponds to the Blue Book’s conditions. If your condition does not fulfill the Blue Book’s criteria, you may still be eligible for payments, but a more thorough assessment of your residual functioning will be required.
Any type of renal disease is evaluated using the same broad guidelines. The following are examples of genitourinary conditions that fall under this part of the Blue Book:
- Glomerulonephritis (Glomerulonephritis) is a type of
Chronic obstructive uropathy (COU) is a type of uropathy that affects the
- Diabetic nephropathy is a kidney disease caused by diabetes.
- Alport Syndrome and other hereditary nephropathies are examples of hereditary nephropathies.
- Renal hypertension is a type of vascular illness that affects the kidneys.
Each of these disorders, as well as a few other less prevalent genitourinary conditions, uses the same basic criteria to assess if you are entirely handicapped. Glomerular disease-related nephrotic syndrome has its own set of criteria and is treated accordingly. In genitourinary conditions, there are five forms of evidence to evaluate. These are some of them:
- Medical background. This should include any and all therapies as well as your reaction to them. Your disease must be growing worse, as evidenced by your laboratory and/or clinical records. They’ll pay special attention to your serum creatinine levels. To approve a disability claim, the SSA usually requires at least three months’ worth of records.
- Before commencing dialysis, keep track of your kidney function.
- Nephrotic syndrome is proven medically.
- Copies of any relevant biopsies, as well as a thorough analysis of any relevant specimens. If the actual examination findings aren’t accessible, a statement from the medical professionals who conducted the tests might be substituted, but it must provide a detailed description of the operations’ results.
- A detailed explanation of every type of therapy you’ve tried, your reaction to the therapies, and any adverse effects you’ve experienced as a result of the therapies or treatments. This should cover the projected duration of the therapies and their consequences.
Kidney Transplants and Nephrotic Syndrome
Other genitourinary disorders are treated differently than nephrotic syndrome and kidney transplants. For the first year after a kidney transplant, recipients are automatically considered handicapped. They will be examined on a regular basis after the first year to see if they can fairly be anticipated to return to work. If the blood albumin and proteinuria levels decrease below SSA standards, those with nephrotic syndrome that lasts three months or more despite following prescribed therapies are authorized. Please fill out the free assessment form accessible around the site for a free examination of your disability claim by a disability attorney or advocate in your region.
Other genitourinary conditions that are evaluated in the section on genitourinary conditions include:
- Renal End-Stage Failure
- Cystitis interstitial
- Dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure.
- Kidney Illness
- Nephrotic Syndrome is a condition that affects the kidneys.