Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a rare genetic disorder that causes an impairment in the blood’s ability to clot or coagulate.  It typically causes excessive bleeding and bruising with even minor injuries.  For this reason, many people who suffer from hemophilia cannot work.  Under section 7.08 of the Social Security Administration’s listing of impairments, if a person has a coagulation defect such as hemophilia or similar disorder with spontaneous hemorrhage requiring transfusion at least three times during the 5 months prior to adjudication, then you could qualify for disability benefits.

However, even if your hemophilia does not meet these requirements, the symptoms of your hemophilia could still contribute to causing you disabling limitations of function.  For instance, if you are getting treatment for your injuries so frequently that you cannot attend work regularly, then you might be considered disabled for that reason.