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Kidney Disease

South Carolina Social Security Lawyers: Chronic Kidney Disease

What You Need to Know: Chronic Kidney Disease

Kidney DiseaseChronic kidney disease is when a person suffers from gradual, and usually permanent, loss of kidney function. This generally occurs over time, usually months to years. Chronic kidney disease is separated into 5 stages of increasing severity.

Stage 5 chronic kidney failure is known as end-stage renal disease, where there is a near-total loss of kidney function and affected people need dialysis or transplantation to stay alive.

Kidney failure is also known as “renal failure.” Mild kidney disease is often referred to renal insufficiency. In order to qualify for Social Security Benefits, you must have chronic kidney disease that lasts longer than one year.

Applying for Social Security Benefits for kidney disease can be extremely difficult.

You need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits as soon as you and your doctors agree that you have an injury that will prevent you from working. Unfortunately, many people have to wait for a while to see what happens with their medical condition and treatment. During that time, patients usually run into a great deal of financial trouble because of mounting medical bills, and the inability to work.

Talk With Us About Your Injury

The best way to learn about SSD and SSI after an accident is to talk with one of our Social Security Disability Attorneys at the Strom Law Firm. 803.252.4800 Call us for free and find out if you are eligible to receive benefits.

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