This March, the International Society of Nephrology is marking March 10th as World Kidney Day. World Kidney Days seeks to bring attention to the millions of people all over the world who live with this condition. Approximately one out of every 10 people worldwide suffer from Kidney Disease.
With the global COVID-19 pandemic, people with kidney disease have more needs. People who suffer from any kind of kidney disease are already much more susceptible to the infection. Also, a Covid infection can significantly impact the kidneys, causing kidney failure and other complications in patients. Among patients who have suffered a mild version of the infection, there may be no severe impact on the kidney. However, persons who have suffered from severe symptoms of Covid could suffer from long – lasting kidney failure.
Persons who suffer from kidney failure may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. As with any other disability or medical condition, in order to qualify for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance program, your condition must be expected to last for at least 12 months or must have lasted for at least 12 months. The Social Security Administration lists kidney – related disorders under section 6 of its blue book that is related to genitourinary conditions. If you are currently on dialysis, suffer from kidney disease with reduced kidney function, or have had a kidney transplant, you might find that your claim is easier to process. However, even if your case does not fall in the above -mentioned categories, you could still qualify for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance program.