If you suffer from multiple sclerosis, and its symptoms have kept or will keep you out of work for at least a year, you could be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. Our experienced disability lawyers have been handling SSDI cases in RI and MA for years, and charge no fee unless you win your claim and receive past due benefits. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number or fill out a contact form on our website.

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

woman on bench looking sad due to multiple sclerosis diagnosisMultiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the spine and brain and is commonly known as MS. This disease is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40 and is more common in women than men. The cause is unknown and the symptoms of multiple sclerosis can make life difficult.

Is Multiple Sclerosis a Disability?

man with Multiple Sclerosis being helped to walkMultiple sclerosis is one of the diseases that the Social Security Administration recognizes as being a disability. However, the severity of the symptoms vary wildly. A sufferer of MS could be relatively unaffected for years as the symptoms progress and become more serious.

Sufferers of MS often have eyesight problems and difficulty performing the same functions as they used to, especially detailed work with the hands. If the symptoms prevent you from working for at least a year, then it may qualify as a disability for the purposes of disability benefits.

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What Are The Symptoms Of MS?

  • Balance Issues
  • Uncontrollable Muscle Spasms
  • Trouble Moving Arms, Legs and Walking
  • Coordination Issues
  • Difficulty with Urination
  • Double Vision
  • Eye Pain
  • Facial Discomfort
  • Memory Loss
  • Decreased Attention Span
  • Depression
  • Slurred Speech
  • Excessive Exhaustion

How Do You Qualify For Disability Benefits?

form for a social security disability claim used to file for multiple sclerosis SSD claimYou qualify for disability by using your medical records to prove to the Social Security Administration that your condition prevents you from working for at least a full year. They will also ask for the opinion of your treating physicians. The condition must be one of the conditions recognized by the SSA.

In addition, you need to have earned a certain amount of “work credits” in the years prior to developing your disability. These work credits are earned by working at a job that pays into Social Security. An experienced disability lawyer will be able to tell you whether or not you are likely to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Read more.

Why Hire Us?

social security lawyer meeting client that has developed Multiple Sclerosis and has been denied her social security disability benefitsIf you have a lawyer prior to filing a claim with the Social Security Administration, your chances of succeeding are nearly doubled. Our Social Security Disability lawyers have been handling disability claims for years and they charge no fee unless your claim is approved and you get past due benefits. Call our toll free number or fill out a contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.