How To Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits With An 8P Disorder

Anyone who has worked in the past but develops medical problems that will make it impossible for them to work is eligible to apply for Social Security disability benefits. As long as you believe that you won’t be able to work for at least 12 months because of the medical condition that you have and you have worked in the past you can file an application for disability benefits. If you meet the Social Security Administration’s medical standards you will be approved for disability benefits which you can use to pay for any of your living expenses.

What Are 8P Disorders?

An 8p disorder is a very rare chromosomal anomaly that affects the entire body, especially a person’s cognitive abilities. Some of the common medical disorders that can result from then 8P disorder include: intellectual disability, congenital heart defects, epilepsy, autism, agenesis of corpus collosum, and sensory processing disorders.

Qualifying For Social Security Disability Benefits with An 8P Disorder

Any person that applies for disability benefits will have to show medical records proving that they meet the SSA’s medical requirements. The requirements for each medical condition that is recognized by the SSA are listed in the SSA’s Blue Book. The Blue Book is the list of conditions that qualify for disability. But there is no listing in the Blue Book for an 8p disorder because this disorder is rare. However, that doesn’t mean that 8p heroes can’t qualify for Social Security disability benefits. You may be able to qualify for disability benefits under a Blue Book listing for a condition associated with 8p like autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability. Those are all listed in the SSA’s Blue Book. When you send in the application for disability benefits, the SSA will look at your medical records and paperwork and see if it matches on of those listings.

Other conditions associated with 8p that don’t have listings in the Blue Book can qualify someone for benefits through the Medical Vocational Allowance exception.

Medical Vocational Allowance

To qualify for benefits through a Medical Vocational Allowance your doctor will need to fill out a Residual Functional Capacity evaluation sheet. This sheet allows your doctor to write about your condition in detail and describe how it prevents you from working. Submit the RFC with your claim paperwork and medical records. If the SSA can’t find some kind of work you can do with the limitations described in the RFC you will be eligible to be approved for disability benefits.

Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits

The easiest way to get disability is that you can apply for Social Security disability benefits through the SSA’s website but you will need to submit claim forms, you medical records, and any other supporting documents like an RFC. If you need help filling out the application or are not sure what forms to submit you can make an appt at your local SSA office to get help applying for benefits. You can also get a friend or family member to help you fill out the necessary paperwork.

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The Project 8p Foundation (Project 8p) was created in 2018 to:

  • Accelerate future treatments, not only for 8p, but potentially for other chromosome-wide diseases as well.
  • Lead with knowledge from patients. Currently, there is no cure for 8p disorders, nor is there a standard course of treatment.

The Project 8p Foundation (Project 8p) was created in 2018 to:

  • Raise transformative funding for pioneering scientific research into treatments for a complex, rare disease involving 250+ affected genes on the short arm of the 8 th chromosome (8p). Rearrangements of these genes causes significant abnormalities to the entire neurological system, thus all organs and functions of the body– with variance in cognitive functions, gross motor skills, social development and other challenges during infancy, and throughout life;
  • Empower a unified community of 8p patients and their families so they can have meaningful lives today; and
  • Accelerate future treatments, not only for 8p, but potentially for other chromosome-wide diseases as well.