Welcome to the

Law Office of Daniel Berger

How to Get Disability Benefits for Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a serious gastrointestinal disorder that can vastly reduce a person’s ability to live their life effectively. A number of serious symptoms accompany this disease, and any one of them can impact your quality of life, including your ability to work a normal job.

In some cases, you may be able to receive disability benefits for this condition, making it a good idea to examine this issue in closer detail. Discover how you can qualify for ulcerative colitis disability and find out when it’s time for you to contact an experienced attorney.

Ulcerative colitis

Qualifying for Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a list of conditions that can qualify for benefits. This list is known commonly has the Blue Book. In the Blue Book, UC is found under the listing for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). To receive disability benefits for UC, you will first need a diagnosis of IBD. However, this diagnosis alone is not enough to receive your benefits. You will also need to show that your condition has resulted in serious complications.

Several complications can result from UC, including an obstructed bowel, anemia, and perianal disease. You will need to provide the SSA with documentation of one of these complications to be approved.

Inability to Work

Proving that your condition limits you from working is one of the most difficult issues related to applying for disability benefits. To receive benefits, you need to prove that your UC will stop you from working for a period of 12 months. Since the symptoms of this disorder aren’t constant, it’s nearly impossible to prove permanent disability.

If you believe your symptoms are severe enough to prevent you from working full time, you should see a specialist to confirm the severity of your condition. Having a documented examination by a specialist will help you prove your case to the SSA.

Guidance From an Attorney

Frequently, disability benefits applications are denied, and if this happens to you, your best course of action is getting assistance from an experienced attorney, such as Daniel Berger, Attorney at Law. Mr. Berger knows how to navigate the SSA system, and can help you apply for your benefits for ulcerative colitis.

Contact us Today!

Call toll free 1-855-444-7024

or

Free Case Evaluation

Our Testimonials

Testimonial by Carlos Torres

"El proceso que yo tuve con el abogado Daniel Berger y su officina fue muy excelente.

Me gusto come el abogado Berger me ayudo el dia del audencia con el juez. Sus secratarias fueron muy amables y me ayudaron mucho con mi caso. Yo recomendo mucho a el abogado Daniel Berger."

– Carlos Torres
Testimonial by A.Y. Disla

"I was extremely satisfied with Mr. Daniel Berger and his staff.

Mr. Berger was great in the hearing and how he handled my case. I am really thankful for all the hard work. Mr. Berger and his staff did and for winning my case."

– A.Y. Disla
Testimonial by Lilliam Rivera-Reyes

"I had a very challenging case; another attorney took my case and to my surprise sent me a letter dropping my case. I was very down and did not think I had a chance, until I met Mr. Berger and his staff.

Their professionalism and hospitality was very warm and inviting. They took my case on as a challenge and gave me a hope. I am very thankful for his professionalism and for winning my case. I will never forget him and will recommend him to my friends and family."

– Lilliam Rivera-Reyes