Nearly one million people in the U.S. are living with multiple sclerosis (MS). This disease can gradually lead to severe physical and cognitive disabilities. Most people with MS suffer from episodes when the disease "flares up." These episodes can cause muscle weakness, coordination problems, pain, and fatigue. MS flare-ups can last for days or even weeks. Even when a person with MS is not suffering from flare-ups, MS can cause fatigue and weakness.
Many people with multiple sclerosis support themselves and their families for long periods of time. However, the progressive effects of the disease can make it very hard to go to work every day. If your MS has made it impossible for you to work, you have probably looked into whether or not you qualify for government benefits. Cuddigan Law has helped many people with MS get the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits they need.
Qualifying for MS Disability
Multiple sclerosis qualifies as a disability by the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, the SSA will still need proof that shows:
- You experience disorganization of motor function in two extremities that limit your ability to stand up from a seated position, balance while standing or walking, or use the upper extremities
- You present marked functional limitation in:
- Interacting with others
- Concentrating or maintaining pace
- Understanding, remembering, or applying information
- Adapting or managing yourself
It's important to remember that you must provide evidence that shows how these limitations prevent you from working.
Call Our Nebraska Disability Attorney for Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis
If you suffer from MS and meet the Social Security Administration's (SSA) requirements listed in the Blue Book of impairments, you may qualify for disability benefits. Let Cuddigan Law assist you in determining if you're eligible. We will help you document your condition, and we'll work with your treating medical providers to describe the full extent of your limitations. We know exactly how much these disability benefits mean to you. If we accept your case, we will take all steps within the law to help you get them. Learn more in our free booklet, Why You Should Hire an Attorney to Handle Your Social Security Disability Claim.
If multiple sclerosis is making it impossible for you to work in Nebraska, contact Cuddigan Law to speak with an intake specialist for free.