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Gaucher's Disease and Receiving Social Security Disability

Gaucher’s disease, which is also sometimes referred to as glucocerebrosidase deficiency, is a genetic disease. This means that it is an inherited disease. Gaucher’s disease is marked by the accumulation of a fatty substance (lipid)that is called glucocerebroside in your cells and certain organs, including your spleen, liver, kidneys, brain, lungs and bone marrow. Gaucher’s disease is the most common of the lysosomal storage diseases. It occurs in about 1 in 20,000 live births. Lysosomal storage diseases are a group of about 40 inherited metabolic conditions that are rare. They result from defects in lysosome function. Gaucher’s disease can develop in anyone at any age. It is most common in Ashkenazi (Central and Eastern European) Jewish people. Gaucher’s disease is named after the French doctor Philippe Gaucher. He first described this disease in 1882. There are three types of Gaucher’s disease. They are: The signs and symptoms of Gaucher’s disease may vary greatly from person to person. This is especially true with the different types of this disease. Signs and symptoms that you may experience include: You or a loved one may have Gaucher’s disease. Gaucher’s disease and/or complications that have resulted from this condition may be the cause of your disability and not being able to work. You may need assistance because of this. You may need financial help. You or your loved one may be intending to apply for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by Gaucher’s disease and/or complications that have resulted from this condition. You or your loved one may have already done this and been denied by the Social Security Administration. If you or your loved one plans on reapplying or appealing the denial, remember this important fact. The truth is that people who are represented by a disability attorney like the one you will find at are approved more often than people who do not have a disability lawyer standing with them.