Trisomy X Syndrome can cause a wide range of impairments, from intellectual disabilities to problems with social functioning to kidney abnormalities. If the complications of your Trisomy X syndrome prevent you from working and earning a living, you may qualify for monthly cash benefits through Social Security Disability for trisomy X Syndrome in Pittsburgh, PA.
In Pittsburgh, the disability team from Berger and Green fights for the rights of those whose medical conditions prevent them from working. We can help you prepare and file your claim for disability or fight a denial. Let our personal injury lawyers help you get the benefits you or a loved one need and deserve. Call us today at (888)-392-8307 for your free case review.
You Could Qualify for One of these Disability Programs
Social Security Disability consists of two separate programs. Depending on your history and financial situation, if you cannot work, you likely qualify for one of these programs. In rare cases, people qualify for both programs simultaneously and can draw both benefits.
Social Security Disability Insurance
SSDI is available to people who have worked and paid Social Security taxes. Paying this type of taxes from their paycheck is necessary to earn work credits and qualify for SSDI benefits. If you worked before your Trisomy X Syndrome complications prevented you from being able to hold a job, you may qualify.
Some people also qualify for SSDI if their disability began before age 22 and they are the adult child of someone already drawing SSDI or Social Security retirement benefits. These are known as “auxiliary benefits.”
Supplemental Security Income
The SSI program is for people who have an extremely low income and few assets. It helps make ends meet for those who cannot work and have few resources. There is no work credit requirement. You only need to show you meet the strict income and asset limits.
Proving You Have a Qualifying Medical Impairment for Disability
The Social Security Administration publishes the Blue Book, a list of impairments that could potentially qualify you for disability benefits. Trisomy X Syndrome is mentioned in the book but does not have a specific listing with criteria to determine if you qualify.
Under Section 10.01 – Congenital Disorders That Affect Multiple Body Systems, the Social Security Administration acknowledges that Trisomy X Syndrome affects every individual diagnosed differently. It is impossible to put a one-size-fits-all rule on the wide variety of complications the syndrome can have on a person, including their functional limitations and the progression of their condition.
For this reason, they consider the listing that would apply to your specific impairment. This may include:
The Office of Disability Determination Services will need to see medical evidence to prove your impairment. While the exact type of evidence necessary can vary based on the impairment listing, it all comes from your medical records. To gain access to your records, they require you to include the contact information of your doctors on your application. We will double-check this information for you before filing your claim.
Getting Approved for Benefits Without Meeting an Impairment Listing
If your symptoms do not meet the very specific criteria under an applicable impairment listing, you can still get benefits based on your residual functional capacity (RFC). Your RFC is an assessment of the types of jobs you might be eligible for, the tasks you are able to do, how long you can work, and how often you can work.
There are three ways the Office of Disability Determination Services can assess your RFC:
- A doctor from the agency can review your medical records and application information.
- Your doctor can complete an assessment based on their knowledge of your condition.
- You can attend a consultative exam scheduled and paid for by the Social Security Administration.
If this assessment finds you cannot work your last job, cannot work another job you might qualify for, or require accommodations to work, you will likely get approved for social security disability benefits for trisomy x syndrome based on your RFC.
Let Us Help You Appeal a Disability Denial
If you receive a letter of denial in response to your Social Security Disability application, the Berger and Green team is here to answer any questions and concerns you have. We will fight for the benefits you deserve. When you enlist our help with your appeal, we will:
- Request an appeal hearing if there is sufficient time to do so.
- Investigate why the Social Security Administration denied your claim.
- Collect evidence and build a strong case for getting approved.
- Represent you before the Administrative Law Judge during your hearing.
- Fight for your monthly benefits and full back pay.
If the Social Security Administration denied your initial claim for benefits, you need to act fast. Call us as soon as you receive your notice. You only have a short time to appeal their decision.
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Getting Social Security Disability for Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX) in Pittsburgh, PA
If you or a loved one has Trisomy X Syndrome and cannot work, a lawyer from Berger and Green team can help you file a claim for social security disability for trisomy X syndrome in Pittsburgh, PA or navigate the complex appeals process. We offer free consultations and can answer your questions.
Call or text our Pittsburgh area office today at (888)-392-8307 to get started.