If you have been struggling with chronic kidney disease in New York, you have probably noticed a slow decline in your ability to function over time. Depending on the severity of your disease and your treatments, you may feel constantly unwell, have associated cardiovascular issues, or struggle to get back and forth to dialysis appointments. For most people, renal failure disability isn't something that happens overnight, and you may not even realize that you have reached the point where pursuing Social Security disability for kidney failure in New York is possible – or even recommended. 

What Information Will Social Security Disability Look at to Determine Renal Disability in New York?

When you are being evaluated for disability in New York, your current symptoms and functioning are more important than the underlying cause of your kidney disease. Your evaluation will include a review of:

  • Any laboratory testing/blood work/biopsy reports  
  • Your medical history relating to chronic kidney disease
  • Your doctor's notes and information about any symptoms or complicating factors
  • Records of the treatments you've undergone, whether in the hospital or in your doctor's office  
  • Information about your response to dialysis, if applicable 
  • Any complications with a kidney transplant, if applicable 
  • Your overall ability to function and perform activities of daily living 

Because renal failure and chronic kidney disease can come with multiple complications and can be a slow progression, you may have difficulty "proving" your disease sufficiently to receive disability benefits in New York. Whether you are applying for disability in New York for the first time or seeking solutions after a denial, the New York disability lawyers with Markhoff & Mittman can help. Come meet with us in a no-obligation, no-charge legal consultation to talk about your specific situation and needs. Just give us a call at 1-855-614-4351 or 866-205-2415 today. Our White Plains disability lawyers are devoted to connecting injured and disabled New Yorkers with the services and assistance they need, and we very much look forward to working with you.