Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Have Multple Sclerosis Can I Get Social Security Disability

If you have multiple sclerosis and are unable to work full time you may be entitled to get social security disability benefits. You must prove you can not work full time for at least one year.

Some judges are very difficult to get benefits awarded as they do not understand that some people have good and bad days. They judge you by your good days. That's where it's the job of a skilled social security disability lawyer to educate the judge and provide proof about the effects of multipe sclerosis.

Here is a great resource site people can go to if the have multiple sclerosis and want help and support.

You can prove you are disabled in two ways. One is if you meet a listing . Here is the listing for multiple sclerosis for social security disability.

11.09 Multiple sclerosis. With:

A. Disorganization of motor function as described in 11.04B; or

B. Visual or mental impairment as described under the criteria in 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, or 12.02; or

C. Significant, reproducible fatigue of motor function with substantial muscle weakness on repetitive activity, demonstrated on physical examination, resulting from neurological dysfunction in areas of the central nervous system known to be pathologically involved by the multiple sclerosis process.

However many MS victims do not meet this listing . But if you can show that you will miss 3 days a month from work that may be enough to prove you can not competitively hold down a job.

If you are seeking social security benefits and get denied do not give up. Get an attorney to help you. I welcome your call for a free consultation. My fee is only awarded if there is a recovery of back benefits. So call a social security disability lawyer today at 1-800-447-6549

For more information please go to the social security disability page on my web site.