Nerve disorders, also known as neurological disorders, are recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as qualifying conditions for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, the SSA evaluates each case individually to determine whether or not the effects of the nerve disorder or the treatment would preclude you from doing any kind of work for a period of at least twelve months.
In the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security manual (also known as the Blue Book), The Social Security Administration classifies list a variety of nerve disorders including epilepsy (both convulsive epilepsy and non-convulsive epilepsy), brain tumors, Parkinsonian Syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple mclerosis, muscular dystrophy and more. When evaluating individual cases, the SSA considers a number of factors including degree of impairment, disorganization of motor function, and frequency and duration of exacerbations (for conditions that are episodic in nature).
At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced in handling social security disability claims related to neurological disorders. We understand what the SSA is looking for when evaluating claims, and are here to be your tough advocates regardless of the level of your appeal.
We also realize that this is a difficult time, and are here to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.