Can I get disability benefits for multiple sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive autoimmune disease which attacks your central nervous system (your spinal cord, brain and optic nerves). Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive disease, which means that over time the symptoms of MS grow worse and become more and more debilitating. The cause of MS is unknown.
The symptoms of MS can greatly vary from person to person, but some common symptoms include: loss of balance, muscle weakness, tremors, loss of vision, uncontrolled muscle contractions, numbness/tingling, speech problems, fatigue, difficulty swallowing and dizziness.
The Social Security Administration has stated multiple sclerosis can be considered disabling (and thereby entitling the suffer to disability benefits) when it: causes difficulty walking or using your hands because of symptoms found in two limbs; when one’s vision is severely limited, due to mental problems associated with the disease or where you suffer from severe fatigue as a result. Additionally, if the combination of your symptoms are such that you can no longer perform any of you past relevant jobs and prevent you from engaging in other suitable employment, you would be entitled to disability benefits. The medical requirements for multiple sclerosis is found at Listing 11.09.
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.
Being diagnosed with MS is devastating enough; you don’t have to go through the process of obtaining you Social Security Disability benefits of SSI benefits alone. If you or a loved one lives in Alabama, you are suffering from the effects of leukemia and you believe you are disabled as the result and are entitled to Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, you do not have to take on the Social Security Administration alone. Please feel free to contact and talk with one of the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny today for a free consultation. Virtual appointments via Zoom are available to better protect you.
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