Digestive System Disorders

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Disability Benefits for Digestive System Disorders

Plus additional resources on getting disability benefits for Digestive System Disorders

IBD and Crohn’s Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (“IBD”) includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis along with other disorders which are similar in their objective medical findings and treatment regimens.

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Buddy’s Review of Balin Law

Buddy was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2012 and had emergency surgery in 2014. Unfortunately, he had nothing but complications after the surgery. Read Buddy’s story.

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What Social Security lists for Digestive System Disorders

Digestive System Disorders that may qualify for disability benefits are evaluated under Section 5.00 of Social Security’s Listing of Impairments – Adult Listings.

Per Social Security, these Digestive Disorder include “gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hepatic (liver) dysfunction, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), short bowel syndrome (SBS), and malnutrition.”  They note that these conditions “may also lead to complications, such as obstruction, or be accompanied by manifestations in other body systems.”.

Additionally, SSA recognizes that many digestive disorders are treatable and frequently respond to medical intervention. Because of this, they “generally consider the severity and duration of these disorders within the context of prescribed treatment.”

Examples of disorders under this listing include:

  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging from any cause, requiring blood transfusion
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Liver transplant
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Short bowel syndrome (SBS)
  • Weight Loss due to any digestive disorder
  • Chronic viral hepatitis infections –  hepatitis C virus (HCV) and  hepatitis B virus (HBV)