How to Document Your Deep Vein Thrombosis Diagnosis When Applying for Disability Benefits

If you have deep vein thrombosis, you understand that this is a dangerous condition with potentially life-threatening complications, including pulmonary embolism and stroke. Many people with this condition are advised by their medical team not to work. Working can put strain on a person that may increase the likelihood of potentially fatal complications. Without working, however, many of those suffering from deep vein thrombosis face significant financial hardship for themselves and their families. Social Security disability benefits may provide some relief from this burden.

4 Ways to Diagnose Deep Vein Thrombosis

Fortunately for those with deep vein thrombosis, the Social Security Administration does recognize deep vein thrombosis as a disability in its Blue Book listing of impairments. This means that it may be easier to obtain disability benefits. In order to qualify for these benefits, however, you must show that you were diagnosed with the condition. Doctors diagnose deep vein thrombosis in any of the following ways:

  1. X-ray
  2. Blood tests
  3. Ultrasound
  4. Measuring the blood flow through the legs

To obtain disability benefits, the diagnosis should be clearly stated in your medical records and should be made by a qualified medical professional. After diagnosis, most patients are treated using blood thinning medication. In some cases, however, the condition may require surgery.

As you begin the disability benefits application process, there are many important considerations that should be taken into account in order to improve your chances of receiving the benefits that you deserve. We encourage you to contact us today for help at 888-904-6847.

John L. Keefe
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Founding Attorney, Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyer
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