Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Is A Qualifying Condition

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease. It affects your central nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. People with MS experience symptoms that include loss of balance, difficulties walking, tremors and weakness, hearing loss, speech problems and more.

MS progresses over time — the symptoms get more and more debilitating as you age. If you have MS and are unable to work, Davis, Davis & Patterson in Rome, Georgia, can help you obtain the Social Security benefits to which you are entitled. For information, call us and schedule a free consultation with an attorney: 706-622-4137.

Qualifying For The Multiple Sclerosis Listing

Social Security’s blue book lists impairments that automatically qualify an individual for SSD benefits. Contained in the neurological disorders section for MS, it must be shown that you experienced at least one of the following:

  • Difficulty walking or using your hands, including having partial paralysis or tremors
  • Vision loss that cannot be corrected
  • Memory loss, decreased IQ, mood disturbance or other organic mental disorder
  • Severe fatigue and muscle weakness

Your physician will be integral to helping you fulfill the listing requirements. It is important that you obtain adequate medical documentation. Our lawyers can help gather this information and review the information prior to submitting your application to Social Security.

Schedule A Free Consultation

Multiple sclerosis can progress to the point where you are unable to work. Davis, Davis & Patterson is here to help you obtain the benefits that you need. We offer free initial consultations. Call 706-622-4137 or contact us online.