By Michelle Shvarts
Principal Attorney

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) due to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) can be a complex process. At Disability Advocates Group, our experienced Florida Social Security Disability Attorneys recognize the challenges you face, and this blog post aims to provide clear guidelines for qualifying in Florida.

Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis and Its Impact

Deep Vein Thrombosis is a condition where blood clots form in deep veins, usually in the legs. These clots can lead to serious complications, including pulmonary embolism. Managing the symptoms and adjusting to life with DVT can be overwhelming, making financial support crucial.

Essential Guidelines for Qualifying with Deep Vein Thrombosis:

  1. Comprehensive Medical Records:
    • Begin by compiling detailed medical records that establish the diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis. Include reports from ultrasound scans, blood tests, and any other diagnostic procedures that confirm the presence of blood clots.
  2. Documentation of Treatment:
    • Provide a thorough account of the treatments you’ve undergone, including medications, surgeries, and therapies. Detail any side effects or complications, showcasing the ongoing efforts to manage your condition.
  3. Physician Statements:
    • Obtain statements from your treating physicians, vascular specialists, or hematologists. These statements should outline the severity of your DVT, the effectiveness of treatments, and the expected prognosis. Professional opinions carry significant weight in the evaluation process.
  4. Functional Limitations:
    • Clearly articulate how DVT affects your daily life and ability to work. Emphasize symptoms such as pain, swelling, and limitations in mobility. Discuss any prescribed restrictions on activities provided by your healthcare professionals.
  5. Impact on Employment:
    • Describe how DVT hinders your capacity to perform essential job functions. Discuss any accommodations you’ve attempted or were recommended but proved insufficient due to the nature of your condition.
  6. Hospitalization Records:
    • If you’ve been hospitalized due to DVT-related complications, include relevant hospitalization records. This provides additional evidence of the severity of your condition and the need for ongoing medical attention.

Navigating the Application Process with Disability Advocates Group:

  1. Expertise in DVT Cases:
    • Disability Advocates Group specializes in Deep Vein Thrombosis-related SSDI and SSI claims. Our team is well-versed in the intricacies of these cases, ensuring that your application effectively communicates the challenges posed by DVT.
  2. Personalized Support:
    • Recognizing the unique aspects of each DVT case, Disability Advocates Group offers personalized support. We guide you through the application process with empathy and expertise, making sure your case is presented comprehensively.

Qualifying for SSDI or SSI with Deep Vein Thrombosis requires careful documentation and a clear understanding of the impact on your life. From Port St. Lucie to Pembroke Pines, Disability Advocates Group is here to assist you in this process. Contact us today, and let’s work together to build a strong case that communicates the challenges of living with Deep Vein Thrombosis and secures the benefits you deserve.

About the Author
Ms. Shvarts and the rest of the team at Disability Advocates Group are dedicated to assisting individuals in Florida obtain Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.