Crohn's Disease & Disability Benefits

Crohn's Disease and other gastrointestinal impairments like regional enteritis, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome can have disabling symptoms. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and severe weight loss are all factors that the Social Security Administration considers in assessing gastrointestinal claims. The Administration also looks at practical aspects of gastrointestinal impairments like frequency and needed proximity for bathroom activities, as well as how much work an individual would miss due to symptoms of the disorder. Social Security entitlement will also be based on whether the symptoms experienced are constant or merely occasional.

All Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income determinations are based on medical documentation. It is important that your condition and treatment is thoroughly documented in the form of medical records, laboratory testing, clinical evaluations, and narrative reports from your treating physicians. If you do not treat with a doctor, or your doctor is not supportive, your lawyer will not be able to prove your case, regardless of how sick you truly are. Our goal is that you, your doctors and our attorneys can form the winning team to ensure that your pursuit for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits is successful.

At West Coast Disability Legal Center, our experienced attorneys guide people through each step of the Social Security Disability claims process. We can file your initial claim, appeal your claim to the reconsideration level if you are denied, request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, or appeal your case to the Appeals Council. To talk with us about your case, please call us at (800) 459-3017 to schedule a free consultation. You can also contact us online and one of our attorneys will get in touch with you. There is never a fee for our services unless we win your case.