15 Apr 2012
Hello coopahdoop, & welcome to the site. That's a loaded question, because SSD is hard to get for anyone. If you are close to a retirement age it's easier, but the whole process is really long & hard. I have been on it for 22 years now, & was just moved to regular SS because of my age. It took me 2 years & appeals to get it & I have umpteen conditions where I should never have worked but did to raise my kids to adutlhood as a single mother. I haven't had hep c, but a liver problem that was similar. Really high enzymes that took tons of pain, & years to find the real cause, & a simple surgery fixed my problem. I don't know the rules about conditons, but all you can do is fill out the paperwork (or on internet or phone) & try. They usually deny you at first & then you have to appeal. You have to have a really good reason that you can't work.
Mine was a mutitude of problems, but mainly my bones were crumbling, & the meds they had me on at the time wouldn't allow me to think right & interreact with the public in what I did for work. Plus being a real estate loan officer at a bank, I had to type a lot & the bones in my wrists kept breaking It was my doctor that told me I had to stop working & get on disability, It wasn't my first choice! Good luck to you, & hopefully someone on it for that condition will answer you too... Mary
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