Hematological disorders impact how a person’s blood functions in the body. When a blood disorder is present a person may not get enough oxygen delivered through their entire system. If there is a defect with the composition of their blood then their blood may not properly clot when they are injured. These are only a few of the ways that blood disorders can significantly affect Oklahoma residents’ lives and how they provide for their families.
Blood disorders can include cancers. As most of our readers may know, leukemia, multiple myeloma and lymphoma are all cancers of the blood. These disorders can cause significant pain and suffering for their victims and can prevent them from holding down employment.
When blood-based cancers and other hematological disorders impact the health and work capacity of individuals, they may be eligible to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Proving a disability based on a blood-based illness or disorder can require extensive medical data and evidence to demonstrate an individual’s inability to work and earn wages.
The medical evidence that an individual provides to the Social Security Administration will be used to show the extent to which their illness precludes them from being able to be part of the workforce. That medical evidence can include, but may not be limited to, laboratory results, physicians’ reports and other forms of medical data. When a person applies for disability benefits based on a blood disorder or illness, they should be prepared to submit a strong application to be approved for disability benefits.