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How To Apply For Disability Benefits When You Suffer From Multiple Sclerosis

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: November 11, 2015
How To Apply For Disability Benefits When You Suffer From Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune condition that is progressive, and is marked by impaired functioning of the central nervous system. That includes impaired functioning of the brain, and spinal cord. A person, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, can expect his condition to worsen over a period of time. In the later stages of the disease, multiple sclerosis patients may be severely disabled, and may begin to lose important functions.

A mere diagnosis of multiple sclerosis may not be sufficient to qualify you immediately for Social Security benefits. Further, there are several different types of multiple sclerosis and these have varying symptoms, which again differ depending on the state of progression of the condition. Besides, multiple sclerosis is a condition which frequently has periods of exacerbations and remissions.

Persons, who suffer from multiple sclerosis, over a period of time, may suffer from problems walking, muscular weakness, tremors, bowel and bladder problems, lack of balance, numbness, hearing loss, speech problems, and a number of other problems.

If you suffer from advanced symptoms of the condition, your chances of qualifying for Social Security disability benefits are very good. Your disability must last for at least one year, or must be expected to last for at least a year. Remember, it isn’t always easy to prove that the symptoms lasted for one year, because this is a condition that is frequently marked by periods of remission. Speak to a Social Security disability lawyer in Los Angeles about how to recover benefits when you suffer from multiple sclerosis.

To qualify for benefits under the impairments listing in the Social Security bluebook, you must suffer from mental disorders, including a drop in IQ, severe muscular weakness, severe difficulty walking or other symptoms.

Talk to a Social Security disability lawyer in Los Angeles about how you can recover benefits for multiple sclerosis.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.