Fetal alcohol syndrome is a pregnancy-related medical condition that can lead to various life struggles. Many people wonder if they could qualify for disability benefits if they are diagnosed with this condition. The answer depends on how severe the symptoms are and whether work performance is significantly limited. Talk to a Philadelphia disability attorney to find out if you could qualify.
There are various symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome that can cause impairments in daily activities. Fetal alcohol syndrome when mothers consume alcohol, and the alcohol enters the fetus through the umbilical cord. Several negative effects and medical conditions can develop as a result, including fetal alcohol syndrome.
Common symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome include physical issues and mental deficits. Physical issues may include problems with growth like low weight or height. Mental deficits range from memory difficulties to communication challenges. They also include potential problems with:
· Attention span
· Learning deficits
Many of these symptoms can create significant obstacles in school due to barriers to learning. Children with fetal alcohol syndrome may struggle to keep up academically, leading to fewer career options. Unfortunately, no cure is available for fetal alcohol syndrome but there are ways to manage this condition.
Therapy, help with education, and parent training might all be implemented to help children manage fetal alcohol syndrome. Medications might be used for certain symptoms. Whether adults continue struggling with the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome depends on the severity of the symptoms and deficits.
When these symptoms and deficits start impacting work, financial problems may arise. This is when applying for disability benefits might become an option for financial assistance.
Qualifying for fetal alcohol syndrome disability benefits depends on whether you meet the criteria established by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA Blue Book of disability listings has criteria for each disability. Fetal alcohol syndrome is briefly mentioned in the section on Multiple Body Systems.
A medical diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome is required. Applicants must also have multiple symptoms that result in several limitations. These limitations must impair functioning, specifically with work performance. Work impairments must continue despite attempted treatments and other remedies.
The SSA also requires disabilities to prevent people from substantial gainful activity. A person must not be able to simply switch jobs or adapt to a previous job. In other words, fetal alcohol syndrome must severe enough to prevent any job options from being possible.
To increase your chances of receiving disability benefits, submit as much medical evidence as you can with your application. Try contacting a Philadelphia disability lawyer to explore what other important evidence and documents you might need.
Navigating through the complex disability benefits process can be stressful. Discuss your disability with a Philadelphia individual disability insurance lawyer if you have any questions about whether you qualify for disability benefits. Contact Edelstein Martin & Nelson by dialing (800) 300-0909 for a consultation today. Our legal team might be able to help you increase your chances of receiving the disability benefits you need.