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Author Topic: Disability  (Read 3545 times)

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Offline littlebe

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« on: June 24, 2017, 10:54:12 pm »
I have a question that one of my friends asked me but I don't know the answer. If you are cured of Hep C and are on Social Security Disability is it your responsibility to report it to Social Security that you have been cured of Hep C? Also can they take your disability away from you if you are cured? thanks LB

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Disability
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 03:23:46 am »
What is the basic of your disability claim that is what is your disabling medical condition?

As far as I am aware merely having hep c does not rise to the level required to qualify for social security disibility.

I have never heard so far of anyone being on social security disability with hep c being the cause of their disability.

Even people with advanced liver disease like I have liver cirrhosis don't automatically qualify for disability unless they have become decompensated with symptoms of for example hepatic encephalopathy.

The best person to ask would be your disability attorney.
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!


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