Does SSA Qualify Triple X Syndrome as a Disability?
Triple X Syndrome is not specifically listed in the Social Security Blue Book of medical conditions that qualify an individual for disability benefits, however, it is mentioned in the listings for congenital disorders affecting multiple body systems. Disability examiners and judges often require an opinion from a physician to show that Triple X Syndrome is medically equivalent to one of the impairments listed in the Blue Book, which can then entitle an individual to disability benefits. The severity of symptoms vary greatly among those affected by Triple X Syndrome, but if they are found to be medically equivalent to any of the impairments listed in the Blue Book, then disability benefits may be obtained.
How Do I Get Approved for Benefits with Triple X Syndrome?
Children with Trisomy X may qualify for Social Security Income (SSI) benefits if their condition meets the family income and asset limits and either matches a Blue Book listing or functionally equals it. To functionally equal the listings, children must show a marked or extreme limitation in two or one respectively of six areas such as acquiring and using information; attending and completing tasks; interacting and relating with others; moving about and manipulating objects; caring for themselves, and health and physical well-being.
Adults may also be eligible for disability benefits through a Medical-Vocational Allowance which takes into account age, education, work experience, and Residual Functional Capacity (RFC). RFC is an assessment of an individual’s physical/mental abilities that remain in spite of their medical condition. To qualify, supportive opinions from treating physicians are necessary to provide details on the limitations of the individual in areas such as sitting/standing/walking/lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling; bending/stooping/squatting/crawling; reaching/handling/fingering; concentrating for extended periods; understanding/remembering instructions; interacting appropriately with coworkers & public; maintaining attendance & punctuality; dealing with work stresses & decisions, and handling environmental hazards. Consistent medical treatment is important to ensure eligibility.