Can I Receive Disability Benefits If I’ve Been Diagnosed With Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome?

Cyclic vomiting syndrome, or CVS, is a condition, as you would expect from the name, where an individual vomits. CVS is a disorder where an individual has sudden episodes of severe vomiting with no apparent cause. CVS is often referred to as the unexplained disorder. Meaning, physicians cannot explain why these vomiting attacks occur.

This condition may affect both children and adults but is generally rare. Some symptoms of this condition include vomiting, gagging, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, or headache. As you can imagine, oftentimes individuals suffering an episode of CVS may become dehydrated and in need of hospitalization. Other complications of this condition may include tooth decay or esophagitis.

Cyclic vomiting syndrome diagnosed by ruling out other conditions, along with considering family history, blood and urine tests, and upper GI endoscopy. This condition is treated by a gastroenterologist. Medications are typically prescribed to control this condition.

If you suffer from CVS you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits, depending upon the severity of your condition. If you are seeking treatment from a gastroenterologist on a regular and consistent basis but are still suffering from these sudden episodes, disability is probably the right fit for you.

When applying for the Social Security disability program, The Social Security Administration (SSA) will evaluate your ability to perform full-time employment on a regular and consistent basis in spite of your medical conditions. This means, SSA will evaluate any condition you are diagnosed with to determine what your functional limitations are.

In terms of CVS, the unpredictability of this condition makes it difficult to find employment. SSA will consider whether you can perform your past relevant work and also whether you are able to perform other work in the national economy. When determining other work, SSA considers unaccommodated employment.

The term unaccommodated is important because while you may find one employer out of 100 that will accommodate sudden episodes of vomiting, most employers will not. If you suffer from CVS call us at the LaBovick Law Group. We can help you quickly obtain the benefits you are entitled to. Try our free online Social Security Case Evaluation tool to see if you have a case and how much it could be worth.

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