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Sickle-Cell Anemia and Receiving Social Security Disability

You or your child with disability may have sickle-cell anemia. This disorder and/or complications resulting from it may be the cause of your disability or that of your child with disability. If this is true, you may need help. You may need financial help. You may have applied for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits on behalf of you or your child with disability because of the disability caused by sickle-cell anemia and/or complications resulting from this disorder. Anemia is the most common disorder of the blood. Anemia literally means, "Without blood". It is a deficiency of hemoglobin and/or red blood cells. (RBCs) This deficiency causes a reduced ability of blood to transfer oxygen to your tissues. This, in turn, causes tissue hypoxia. All of your human cells need oxygen to survive. As a result, different degrees of anemia can cause a wide range of clinical problems. There are several kinds of anemia that are produced by different underlying causes. Anemia can be classified in many ways based on underlying etiologic mechanisms, the morphology of RBCs and discernible clinical spectra, to name a few. Sickle-cell anemia is a genetic blood disorder that is passed from generation to generation that causes abnormal red blood cells. The abnormal shape of the red blood cells causes blockages in your capillaries and organs. One of the results of these blockages is a pain episode known as a sickle-cell crisis. Another result is that the lack of oxygen to your organs often causes damage. Sickle-cell anemia can affect all races, but it is most common among people with sub-Saharan African ancestry. In fact, among African Americans, estimates are that one in twelve may be carriers of sickle-cell anemia. The signs and symptoms of sickle cell anemia are different. You may have mild symptoms, or you may have very severe symptoms that require you to be hospitalized for treatment. Sickle cell anemia is present at birth, but many infants do not show any signs or symptoms until after 4 months of age. There are several effects that you may experience with this disorder. Some of these are: Were you or your child with disability denied your claim for benefits from the Social Security Administration? If you are going to appeal the denial, here is something that you need to consider. People who are represented in the appeals procedure by a good disability lawyer like the one at are approved more often than people who are not represented by an attorney. Do not delay. This is something of great importance to you or your child with disability. Contact the knowledgeable disability lawyer at, today.