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Disability benefits may be available for liver disease sufferers

Liver disease can occur due to many reasons. It can be caused by prescription drugs, alcohol and bacteria. Whatever the reason may be, Social Security Disability benefits may be obtainable for Pennsylvania sufferers of liver cancer or liver disease. This is something to keep in mind since it seems that this illness is becoming more prevalent in the United States.

According to new research, liver disease and liver cancer is affecting more and more individuals. It is unfortunately also causing more fatalities. This information comes from a study in which adults who were at least 46 years of age participated.

Between 1981 and 2010, the crude death rate more than doubled for those who suffered with liver cancer. During that time, there was a decrease in those who died due to heart disease and diabetes. For chronic liver disease and alcoholic liver disease, the crude death rate decreased. It increased for viral hepatitis.

Age-adjusted rates of fatality decreased for chronic liver disease. However, it increased for liver cancer. Looking at these statistics as a whole, researchers say that the fatalities due to liver cancer and chronic liver disease have significantly increased in the last 30 years.

Depending on an individual's situation, one's liver disease or liver cancer could cause a person to be unable to work. If this happens to be the case for any residents in Pennsylvania, there are options. Social Security Disability benefits can be applied for. However, the application process can be intimidating and can often result in a denied application, so it may help to ensure that all of one's ducks are in a row before submitting the application. This includes ensuring that all parts of the application are filled out properly and that medical records are sufficient in proving one's liver failure.

Source: Healio, "Liver cancer, disease mortality rates climbed in US in past 30 years", Kim Y., June 16, 2014

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