Ordinarily, the cells in a woman’s body contain an XX chromosome and the cells in man’s body contain an XY chromosome. In the case of women with Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome), which is alternately known as Triple X syndrome, the cells have an extra X chromosome (XXX chromosomes).
There is no cure for Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome), but there are not generally many adverse effects. In rare cases, symptoms such as learning disabilities or seizures can occur and affect a woman’s ability to perform meaningful work. However, there is usually very little practical difference between a person with Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome) and a woman with normal chromosomes. This is due, in large part, to the fact that only one chromosome is active in each cell at any given time.
In a significant percentage of cases, Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome) is never identified. This is because symptoms are generally mild or nonexistent. If you have one of those rare cases when Trisomy X causes mental retardation, seizures, or other debilitating conditions, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
You will want to make sure to have a thorough diagnosis by a medical doctor, which includes any and all restrictions to your daily and work activities. Social Security Disability eligibility for Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome) is determined by the severity of the symptoms and their effect on your ability to perform work functions rather than on a diagnosis of the disease itself. While Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome) is listed as a condition that can be debilitating, there is no separate listing with diagnostic standards for eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits.
Because of this, it’s in your best interests to have a Social Security Disability lawyer help you put your Social Security Disability claim together. Most claims are initially denied, often because the documentation didn’t make relevant work restrictions clear enough. While even a Social Security Disability lawyer can’t guarantee that your claim will be accepted, they do give you your best chance of eventually collecting Social Security Disability benefits.
Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome) and Your Ability to Perform Physical Work
Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome) symptoms that can make it difficult or impossible to perform physical work include seizures, poor motor skills, weak muscle tone and difficulty managing stress. It is important to make sure that your application for Social Security Disability benefits includes all symptoms that could hinder you from performing physical work. These symptoms should be duly noted by a doctor, along with any prescribed restrictions to your activities.
While most women with Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome) will be perfectly able to do the same kinds of physical work that other women do, those with severe symptoms may not be able to. In the end, qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits due to Trisomy X is like qualifying for other disabling conditions: you must show that your symptoms are bad enough that you cannot be expected to perform any kind of physical work on an ongoing basis.
Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome) and Your Ability to Perform Sedentary Work
Those who experience learning disabilities as a result of Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome) should have no problem showing that they are incapable of sedentary work. This is because most sedentary work requires special training or the ability to sit in one place and concentrate for long periods of time.
Many sedentary jobs also require working with other people. Because many who have Trisomy X Syndrome have difficulty with personal relationships and stressful situations, it is generally somewhat easier to show that they cannot be expected to perform sedentary work than it is to show that they can’t perform physical work.
In any case, if you are filing for Social Security Disability benefits based on Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome), consult with a Social Security Disability attorney first. In addition to giving you sound advice regarding whether your claim is winnable, he will be able to help you file your claim so as to highlight the kinds of disabling conditions which the Social Security Disability system is looking for.