Interstitial Cystitis is a very painful bladder condition that effects women much more frequently than men. At the current time there is not a listing under Social Security Disability for this disabling condition, but this does not mean you cannot be found disabled if you suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, I have successfully argued a case involving it. There is hope in your case, and it is found under the new guidance rules posted by Social Security for this condition.
Social Security Disability has issued a guidance ruling on Interstitial Cystitis to assist both Judges and attorneys dealing with a claim based on it. The issues involving this disease include severe urinary frequency, sever pelvic pain, depression, urinary control loss and difficulty in sleep. So one might ask, Why is this not a listing?, Why is there only a guidance ruling? It is hard to find the medical evidence to support this condition, currently there is no test to determine if you have this disease. At a hearing of the matter before a Social Security Judge it will largely depend on your testimony as to your symptoms, and matching those symptoms to the guidance ruling posted by Social Security.
In these cases it is very important to have a good relationship with your treating physician, although there is no test, at least the doctor will have in their notes your statements about how you have been suffering from these conditions. Under the guidance ruling that Social Security Disability developed many of these symptoms are included, so although there is not a test to determine if you have this disease, there are symptoms that have been accepted by Social Security to evaluate your claim.
I believe that this is a real and debilitating disease, I have seen first hand my clients that suffer from it. Although there is not a current listing, it is very helpful to me as your attorney to have the new guidance rules to assist you in obtaining your disability. Please call the law office at toll free (877) 271-2633 or local at (615) 308-2633 to discuss your claim, I would be pleased to speak with you.
Daniel L. McMurtry, Esq.