Multiple Sclerosis And Social Security Disability

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a medical condition that affects the victim's central nervous system. Depending on the severity of the condition, victims can experience problems with balance and walking, weakness in the extremities, numbness in the face and extremities, trouble with memory and cognitive reasoning, and trouble with speech, among other issues.

Some MS victims may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits if their symptoms prevent them from doing any type of basic job tasks and the severity of the condition is expected to continue for at least 12 months. It can be difficult for many victims to gain approval for benefits because their MS symptoms tend to be episodic in many cases. Some patients can go for several weeks without an episode, which interrupts the continual 12-month requirement.

Experienced Harrisburg Attorneys Representing MS Victims

At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, we have extensive experience representing clients in complex SSD claims. We understand the nature of MS and that episodes, though sometimes infrequent, can be extremely debilitating. We work closely with every client to gain a complete understanding of their condition and the impact it has on their lives.

As part of the preparation for your application, we recommend that our clients see a specialist to verify the diagnosis of MS and gather all available medical history regarding their treatment. We provide an honest assessment of your chances for obtaining benefits. If we pursue SSD benefits on your behalf, we will present the strongest possible case to support your claim.

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates About Your Benefit's Claim

Contact our Pennsylvania law firm to discuss your questions about multiple sclerosis and your Social Security Disability claim with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.