Multiple Sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a qualifying condition 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 multiple sclerosis or the treatments 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 multiple sclerosis as a Neurological Disorder. When evaluating individual cases, they consider a number of factors including if the claimant has:
- Disorganization of motor function
- Visual or mental impairments
- Significant, reproducible fatigue of motor function with substantial muscle weakness on repetitive activity resulting from neurological dysfunction in areas of the central nervous system known to be pathologically involved by the multiple sclerosis process.
At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced in handling social security disability claims related to amputation and other injuries. 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.