The new informational graphic about blood disorders and Social Security Disability benefits is designed to help people understand their legal options. In order to qualify for SSD benefits a person must establish that they have worked five of the last ten years, a disability is going to prevent them from working for one year or more, and that they are under the age of sixty-five. Some blood disorders can be disabling and prevent a person from working for one year or more. For example conditions such as anemia, hemophilia, deep vein thrombosis, sickle cell disease, and other conditions can cause fatigue and weakness which prevents a person from working.

Blood Disorder

Anemia refers to a variety of conditions that cause lower than normal levels of red blood cells or lower than normal levels of hemoglobin. This leads to deficiencies in the oxygen supply in the body, which often causes shortness of breath and weakness.

Hemophilia refers to a number of disorders that impair the clotting/coagulation of blood. This can lead to frequent and excessive bleeding.

Deep vein thrombosis is a disorder where a large number of blood clots form, especially in the legs. If this disorder becomes severe it can be life-threatening (i).

Sickle cell disease is a rare blood disease that causes red blood cells to maintain an abnormal and rigid sickle shape. According to the CDC, 3 million people in the United States carry the sickle gene (ii).

People with these conditions or other blood conditions may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Unfortunately, many people are denied benefits after their initial application. An experienced lawyer will be able to tell you whether you have a strong case and they can help you appeal the denial of benefits.

Social Security Disability Lawyer meeting client with blood disability claimd’Oliveira & Associates has been helping Rhode Island residents obtain the benefits they deserve. Our law firm has over 25 years of experience and our legal staff has experience at every step of the appeals process. We can help you prove your case and secure any past due benefits you are entitled to. We have an Providence office located in the Federal Hill neighborhood as well as fourteen other locations throughout southeastern New England.

Feel free to call our offices anytime at 1-800-992-6878 or submit an online contact form.

d’Oliveira & Associates

390 Broadway,
Providence, RI 02909

Phone: (401) 831-8600


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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 16 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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