Does Multiple Sclerosis Qualify For SSD Benefits?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the tissues in the body, resulting in a range of severe debilitating complications and symptoms. If you or a family member has MS, you may be able to get Social Security Disability Insurance/Supplemental Security Income (SSDI/SSI) benefits.

We can help you obtain them. The attorneys at Cutter Hall Karlock, L.L.C., have more than 60 years of combined experience helping individuals in central and southern Ohio receive SSDI/SSI benefits. We understand that living with MS is difficult, and you can rely on us for caring representation throughout the process.

How Do Your Symptoms Affect Your Life?

The Social Security Administration officially lists MS as a benefit-eligible impairment. However, you still need to provide appropriate medical evidence of the disease and its debilitating effects on your ability to work. People with MS can suffer a range of symptoms that can vary in severity. A few of the most common symptoms include:

  • Feelings of pain, numbness and prickling
  • Difficulty with balance and coordination
  • Inability to stand or walk
  • Visual impairment
  • Loss of hearing
  • Speech impairment
  • Mental impairment

Your medical evidence should document how your specific symptoms and complications prevent you from completing daily tasks and work-related activities.

As your lawyers, we will work with medical professionals relevant to your case and ensure that your application includes the necessary information. We have the experience to know what the Social Security Administration wants to see for MS claims.

If You Are Planning To File, Contact Us

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