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Disability for Congenital Disorders

If you suffer from a condition that has been present since birth, it is considered a congenital disorder, and you may be eligible for social security in Knoxville, TN.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a congenital disorder, contact our Social Security Disability lawyer near Morristown today so we can help you get the benefits you deserve.

Common Congenital Disorders

The Social Security Administration (SSA) will evaluate certain congenital disorders, including non-mosaic Down syndrome and other catastrophic congenital disorders that interfere very seriously with development.

Common disorders accepted by the SSA include, but are not limited to:

  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Cyclopia
  • Trisomy 13 & Trisomy 18
  • Cri du chat syndrome

The evaluation of catastrophic congenital disorders is conducted by recognizing if death is expected within the first months of life or if the disorder will very seriously interfere with the development of functioning.

Contact the experienced disability lawyers in Knoxville at Drozdowski & Rabin for a free case evaluation and to further help you further understand how congenital disorders are seen by the SSA.

Evidence You Need to Provide

To determine whether or not your disorder meets the requirements for Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration needs you to provide a lab report of the definitive test which documents the disorder. This report needs to be signed by a physician.

If you do have the lab report but it is not signed by a physician, you will need to provide a secondary report from a physician that states you, indeed, have the disorder.

If you have not conducted the appropriate testing to definitively diagnose your condition, you will need to provide medical or nonmedical evidence that highlights your development and functioning.

However, for congenital disorders that are expected to end in early death, all you’ll need to provide is evidence from a physician stating the infant has the characteristics of the disorder. No lab results are necessary.

It can be difficult enough having a child and/or living with a congenital disorder, which is why we recommend not fighting this alone! Contact an experienced attorney at the law offices of Drozdowski & Rabin to help you with your case.

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