Social Security Benefits for Hepatitis C Sufferers

Have you ever heard of Hepatitis C?  Sometimes known as a “silent killer,” Hepatitis C infects 3.2 million Americans and leads to 15,000 deaths a year. Its victims often endure chronic liver disease and liver failure, and may ultimately require a liver transplant.  Many end up with liver cancer – the fastest-growing lethal cancer in the United States.

Because the symptoms of Hepatitis C can take years – even decades – to surface, oftentimes a person may be infected with the virus and not even know it.  Until, that is, he or she presents years later with symptoms like overwhelming fatigue and weakness.  Usually, people with chronic liver disease can still be productive to some degree, and therefore they typically have trouble proving that they are unable to work.  The truth is, Social Security uses a complex set of steps to determine if a Hepatitis C patient qualifies for benefits.

Herndon Social Security lawyer Doug Landau, of ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., has successfully argued many Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefit claims on behalf of clients with Hepatitis C.

“Even when my clients’ symptoms are helped somewhat by medications, they simply cannot continue to work.  It pains me that it could be so difficult for people to get their benefits, and I am always so glad when I can help.”

If you or someone you know has been affected by Hepatitis C, and are having trouble getting your Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, or there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. at once (703-796-9555).

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