Kidney Problems

Can I get disability for my kidney disease?

It’s quite possible to get disability benefits for kidney disease. It depends on a variety of factors, the most important of which is how does your chronic kidney disease impact your ability to work or even perform household chores? Your age, education background, and work background are also very relevant to how Social Security will analyze your case.


What sort of kidney conditions does Social Security consider?

Chronic kidney disease with chronic hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, Kidney transplant, Impaired kidney function, Nephrotic syndrome, or Complications for chronic kidney disease.


Is Kidney failure a permanent disability?

Kidney failure is not necessarily a permanent disability. If you receive a kidney transplant you would be considered disabled for 1 year from the date of the transplant. After that your post-transplant functioning would be considered.


What medical evidence does Social Security consider when evaluating my kidney disease?

Social Security looks for evidence that documents the signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings of your kidney disease. This evidence should include reports of clinical examinations, treatment records, and documentation of your response to treatment. Laboratory findings, such as serum creatinine or serum albumin levels, may document your kidney function. Generally, evidence covering at least a 90 day period is required. How can a lawyer help me win disability for chronic kidney disease?

Working closely with your doctors and a qualified Social Security Disability attorney can help to ensure that your kidney problems disability case will have the highest possible chance of success as qualifying for disability with kidney disease is not usually clear-cut.