Birmingham Disability Lawyer Listing 5.05

In many of our Social Security Blogs we have discussed various Listings found in the Code of Federal Regulations which spell out in some specifics what symptoms a person applying for disability must exhibit in order to obtain disability benefits for certain impairments. Over the next few blog entries, we thought we would list specific listings word for word for you to review. We hope this is beneficial to you.

The next impairment we will list is found in Listing 5.05 which deal with chronic liver disease.

Chronic liver disease (e.g., portal, postnecrotic, or bilary cirrhosis; chronic active hepatitis; Wilson's disease). With:

A. Esophageal varices (demonstrated by endoscopy or other appropriate medically acceptable imaging) with a documented history of massive hemorrhage attributable to these varices. Consider under a disability for 3 years following the last massive hemorrhage; thereafter, evaluate the residual impairment; or

B. Performance of a shunt operation for esophageal varices. Consider under a disability for 3 years following surgery; thereafter, evaluate the residual impairment; or

C. Serum bilirubin of 2.5 mg. per deciliter (100 ml.) or greater persisting on repeated examinations for at least 5 months; or

D. Ascites, not attributable to other causes, recurrent or persisting for at least 5 months, demonstrated by abdominal paracentesis or associated with persistent hypoalbuminemia of 3.0 gm. per deciliter (100 ml.) or less; or

E. Hepatic encephalopathy. Evaluate under the criteria in listing 12.02; or

F. Confirmation of chronic liver disease by liver biopsy (obtained independent of Social Security disability evaluation) and one of the following:

1. Ascites not attributable to other causes, recurrent or persisting for at least 3 months, demonstrated by abdominal paracentesis or associated with persistent hypoalbuminemia of 3.0 gm. per deciliter (100 ml.) or less; or

2. Serum bilirubin of 2.5 mg. per deciliter (100 ml) or greater on repeated examinations for at least 3 month; or

3. Hepatic cell necrosis or inflammation, persisting for at least 3 months, documented by repeated abnormalities of prothrombin time and enenzymes indicative of hepatic dysfunction.

If you or someone you care about lives in the metro Birmingham area* and have been denied disability benefits for a chronic liver disease, but you believe you are unable to hold down sustained employment, don't give us, call an experienced Birmingham Alabama Disability Lawyer. Contact Powell and Denny

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* area includes Bessemer, Hueytown, Fairfield, Tarrant, Leeds, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Alabaster, Pelham, Trussville, Kimberly, Hayden, Morris, Gardendale, Fultondale and everywhere in between

Birmingham Disability Lawyer Listing 5.05