Social Security’s rules recognize genitourinary impairments which, if severe enough, may qualify for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration. These conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Impairment of renal function, due to any chronic renal disease that has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months. With:
A.Chronic hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, or
B. Kidney transplantation. Consider under a disability for 12 months following surgery; thereafter, evaluate the residual impairment, or
C. Persistent elevation of serum creatinine to 4 mg per deciliter (dL)(100 ml) or greater or reduction of creatinine clearance to 20 ml per minute or less, over at least 3 months, with one of the following: (1) Renal osteodystrophy manifested by severe bone pain and appropriate medically acceptable imaging demonstrating abnormalities such as osteitis fibrosa, significant osteoporosis, osteomalacia, or pathologic fractures; or (2) Persistent motor or sensory neuropathy; or (3) Persistent fluid overload syndrome with: (a)Diastolic hypertension greater than or equal to diastolic blood pressure of 110 mm Hg; or (b)Persistent signs of vascular congestion despite prescribed therapy (see 6.00B5); or (4) Persistent anorexia with weight loss determined by body mass index (BMI) of less than 18.0, calculated on at least two evaluations at least 30 days apart within a consecutive 6-month period.
2, Nephrotic syndrome, with anasarca, persisting for at least 3 months despite prescribed therapy. With:
A. Serum albumin of 3.0 g per dL (100 ml) or less and proteinuria of 3.5 g or greater per 24 hours, or
B. Proteinuria of 10.0 g or greater per 24 hours.