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Carcinoma of the Kidneys, Adrenal Glands, or Ureters

     Carcinoma of the kidneys, adrenal glands, or ureters qualifies for Social Security disability benefits if it meets one of the following criteria:

  • Unresectable; or
     
  • With hematogenous spread to distant sites; or
     
  • With metastases to regional lymph nodes; or
     
  • Chronic hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis necessitated by irreversible renal failure; or
     
  • Kidney transplant (consider under a disability for 12 months following surgery); or
     
  • Persistent elevation of serum creatinine to 4 mg. per deciliter (100 ml.) or greater or reduction of creatinine clearance to 20 ml. per minute (29 liters/24 hours) or less, over at least 3 months, with one of the following:
     
      • Renal osteodystrophy manifested by severe bone pain and appropriate radiographic abnormalities (e.g., osteitis fibrosa, marked osteoporosis, pathologic fractures); or
         
      • A clinical episode of pericarditis; or
         
      • Persistent motor or sensory neuropathy; or
         
      • Intractable pruritus; or
         
      • Persistent fluid overload syndrome resulting in diastolic hypertension (110 mm. or above) or signs of vascular congestion; or
         
      • Persistent anorexia with recent weight loss and current weight meeting the SSA’s requirements for disability due to weight loss; or
         
      • Persistent hematocrits of 30 percent or less

 

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