Digestive disorders encompass a wide range of conditions that can significantly impact an individual’s ability to work full time. These disorders can cause symptoms such as chronic pain, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and nutritional deficiencies, making it challenging to perform job-related tasks. When filing disability insurance claims for digestive disorders, providing compelling evidence is essential.
Digestive disorders can be a basis for a claim for disability. Courts do not seem to award benefits for these claims alone as often as they do for other disorders, however. In Watson v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., No. CV-11-01393-PHX-GMS, 2012 WL 5464986, at *19 (D. Ariz. Nov. 8, 2012), the court held that the insured’s Crohn’s disease caused discomfort, but no limitations on work. The court reached a similar conclusion in Perez v. Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., No. 218CV07422CASJCX, 2019 WL 4673216, at *1 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 25, 2019), aff’d, 843 F. App’x 57 (9th Cir. 2021), where the insured had a sedentary job and a non-specific digestive disorder causing abdominal pain and constant diarrhea. Claims involving digestive disorders are more often awarded benefits when the digestive issue is one of multiple disabilities.
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