If you are experiencing loss of bladder control it may be an indication that you could qualify for disability insurance benefits.
Loss of bladder control is a serious disorder that may impact your ability to work. If you have bladder control problems, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits.
Our Texas disability lawyers have experience helping applicants claim both SSD and LTD benefits.
Social Security Disability Insurance is a government program while Long Term Disability is provided by private insurers. If you have bladder control issues that prevent you from working, you may be eligible for either or both.
The law offices of Bemis, Roach and Reed service central Texas including the cities of Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth as well as Travis county, Williamson county and Harris county. If you live in these areas and are unable to work due to bladder control issues, contact us for a free consultation at (866) 433-4979.
Urinary or bowel incontinence is rarely severe enough to qualify for benefits on its own and incontinence is not specifically listed as a condition one can collect disability for.
However, loss of bladder control is nearly always a symptom of a more serious disease. Conditions that can lead to loss of bladder control include:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord injuries
Additionally, there are many surgeries which can result in temporary incontinence, but an individual suffering post-surgery incontinence may not qualify for disability if the condition is not likely to last over a year.
The Social Security Blue Book contains the Listing of Impairments that qualify for disability benefits.
While loss of bladder control or incontinence is not listed, many of the conditions that cause that symptom are. Your doctor and your attorney will be able to help you determine the strongest basis for your disability claim. Even if you do not have a listed condition, you still may be able to qualify for benefits.
Because medical conditions can vary widely, there is some leniency in matching a specific applicant’s condition with the Blue Book listing.
If you are able to prove your incontinence is equal in severity to another condition which is listed, you may qualify. Alternatively, even if your condition is not similar to a listed condition, you may qualify for a “medical vocational allowance”. This allowance is granted if there is sufficient medical evidence to show that your condition is severe enough to prevent you from working any type of job. However, in most cases of urinary or bowel incontinence, disability claims are made on the basis of the underlying cause of incontinence.
Applying for Social Security or Long Term Disability benefits can be a confusing process. Most initial Social Security claims are denied and Long Term Disability Insurance providers are notorious for denying legitimate claims. If you’re struggling because you don’t know where to start, or if you feel like giving up because your claim has been denied, we are here to help. The attorneys at Bemis, Roach and Reed have experience navigating the complexities of Social Security and fighting big insurance companies. We also understand that most applicants are not in an ideal situation financially. If you use the services of Bemis, Roach and Reed, you don’t have to worry about paying for representation and then losing your claim. The only fees we collect are a percentage of the back benefits you receive. This means you are not expected to pay upfront and you are not expected to pay if we cannot win your claim. Call us today for a free consultation. Call 512-454-4000 and get help NOW.
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