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Why Getting Boston Social Security Disability for Interstitial Cystitis Can Be So Tough

Interstitial cystitis (IC) can be enormously frustrating. You live in incredible pain and discomfort from the symptoms of IC. This pain and discomfort can quickly become disabling. As a result of IC, you may no longer be able to perform the job you once held.

When you seek Social Security disability in Boston for IC, it is common to believe that because this condition can be so disabling, you will easily be approved. However, when you get the denial notice in the mail that you will not be able to get the money you need to live, you may wonder why it is so tough to be covered for such a painful condition.

IC is a unique type of condition in that it is only diagnosed after all other possible causes of pain and discomfort have been eliminated. To show the Social Security Administration (SSA) official reviewing your application that you qualify, you must show that you experience at least some of these symptoms, and that no other medical explanation is available for why you experience these symptoms:

  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Bladder and pelvic pain
  • Tenderness during a physical examination of your pelvis
  • Bleeding from your bladder wall, usually caused by irritation of a cystoscopy
  • Ulcers on the bladder wall, usually caused by irritation from a cystoscopy
     

Showing these symptoms can be difficult and requires submitting evidence of medical testing, such as the results of your urinalysis, urine cytology, cystoscopy, biopsy, and more. You must also submit your medical history, and any notes from medical professionals. Without enough evidence, your claim could be denied.

If you’ve been denied SSDI in Boston for interstitial cystitis, it is important that you put a skilled lawyer on your side. Call a Boston SSDI attorney at Keefe Disability Law at 888-904-6847 to get help filing your appeal and increasing your chances at receiving SSDI for your interstitial cystitis.


John L. Keefe
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