Social Security Benefits for Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits for adults and children who have been diagnosed with short bowel syndrome. Though these benefits can be a critical lifeline to people who cannot work because of the symptoms associated with this syndrome, the process of applying for these benefits, or appealing a denial, can be exceedingly complicated without the help of an attorney.

At the Hankey Law Office, our Social Security disability attorneys understand just how much may depend upon these benefits, and we can help you ensure that your application is as complete as it possibly can be. Additionally, our firm can help you avoid the kinds of mistakes that frequently cause the SSA to deny the claim of an otherwise qualifying applicant.

Pursuing Benefits for Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

In order to qualify for disability benefits from the SSA, applicants with Short Bowel Syndrome must meet the criteria set out in the SSA’s impairment listing manual. As such, applicants must have had more than one-half of their intestine surgically removed—for which they now require that parenteral nutrition be administered every day through a central venous catheter.

If you meet these criteria and you are ready to proceed with your claim, our attorneys can help you make sure that your application is complete with all of the documentation and information you can provide, including but not limited to the following:

  • Medical documentation of your syndrome and symptoms
  • A detailed description of how your symptoms have affected your life
  • Any other documentation unique to your claim

Though the application process for these benefits may seem overwhelming, our attorneys will be able to take care of all the heavy lifting on your behalf to help make sure that the application you submit is complete and filed correctly.

Consult with a Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyer in Indiana

If you have been diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome after undergoing a surgical procedure, or if your child was born with a congenital short bowel, there is a good chance that you may be eligible to claim Social Security disability benefits. To speak with an attorney at the Hankey Law Office about the particulars of your situation, please call our offices at (317) 634-8565 today.