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Alabama Social Security Disability: Muscular Dystrophy

Alabama Social Security Disability: Muscular Dystrophy

Alabama Social Security Disability: Muscular Dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of more than 30 inherited diseases which cause muscle weakness and muscle loss. The various types of MD vary in what age group is typically affected and in the symptoms caused by the particular form of MD.

All forms of Muscular Dystrophy progressively grow worse over time and eventually, most people who suffer with MD will lose their ability to walk. There is no cure for MD.

Some of the more common symptoms of MD include: mental retardation, muscle weakness, delayed development of motor skills, drooling, eyelid drooping, problems walking or standing and loss of muscle.

The Social Security Administration lists the symptoms and severity of muscular dystrophy which would automatically entitle a person suffering with MD to disability benefits-see listing 11.13 of the Code of Federal Regulations; however, if you do not "meet or equal" this listing, you may still be entitled to disability benefits if your condition, in conjunction with any other physical or mental impairment, prevents you from returning to work you have done in the past and other substantial work you might be qualified to perform given your age, education and acquired work skills

If you or a loved one lives in Alabama, and you have questions about your right to Social Security Disability benefits or SSI benefits, please don't hesitate to call and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Disability Lawyers at Powell and Denny.

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Alabama Social Security Disability: Muscular Dystrophy

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