Including: Multiple Sclerosis
In order to be granted Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, the Multiple Sclerosis must be affecting the claimant to the point that he or she would not be able to do any kind of work. Consider if there are any jobs that this person could reasonably take on without needing additional help or special treatment from the employer. Medical treatment, especially from a psychologist or psychiatrist will be almost essential to any Multiple Sclerosis claim for Social Security disability benefits or SSI.
When a disability claim for Multiple Sclerosis is reviewed, Social Security will want to know if there is disorganization of motor function, if there is any visual or mental impairment, or if there is any significant, reproducible fatigue or motor function with substantial muscle weakness on repetitive activity, demonstrated by a physical examination by a doctor. Multiple Sclerosis can have good and bad periods. The bad periods need to be affecting the person to the point that sustaining employment is not reasonable. Depending on the severity, Multiple Sclerosis can be a strong claim.
As with any disability, your chances of being granted increase if you have consistent medical records of your condition. If you have not seen any doctors within a few months of your application, you may be sent to a doctor who will evaluate your condition. It is best to have your own doctor.
If you are not sure whether or not your claim would qualify for benefits, give us a call. It is always best to get an application in if you are unsure. Some people wait so long that they lose their eligibility for Social Security, and many lose months of benefits for waiting to apply.
The medical listings that describe the criteria for Multiple Sclerosis are; 11.09 Multiple Sclerosis – Adult.