Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a progressive degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. While many people diagnosed with MS lead long, normal lives, sometime the debilitating symptoms associated with MS – numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue – make it impossible for a person to continue performing their job.
Thankfully, many of the individuals who are unable to work because of chronic MS symptoms qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to provide a percentage of the income they can no longer earn for themselves or their families. Because March is designated as MS Awareness Month, we’d like to take this opportunity to offer information to MS sufferers about getting approved for Social Security disability benefits.
Do I Need An Attorney To Apply for MS Social Security Disability Benefits?
You don’t need a lawyer to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. However, you greatly improve your chances of prevailing in an MS Social Security Disability Benefits case by having legal representation. An experienced Social Security lawyer knows how to obtain the necessary evidence and medical records, prepare and file the required legal briefs on a timely basis, correct any omissions or mistakes in your applications, request the court to reopen a prior application for benefits, prepare your testimony, and represent you at the your appeal hearing.
Houston Multiple Sclerosis Social Security Disability Benefits attorney M. Stanley Whitehead helps individuals with MS and other disabilities navigate the complicated application process to qualify for benefits payments. If you have been disabled and are unable to work, you only have a limited time to act. Call today at (888) 747-8537 to discuss your case.
The law allows attorneys to handle these cases on a contingency basis – which means a client doesn’t owe any fees until their application is approved.
My MS Social Security Disability Benefits Application Has Been Denied – What Can I Do?
Getting benefits for MS can be a challenging task. The Social Security application process is very stringent; they deny over three-quarters of initial applications. If your claim is denied, you have only 60 days to appeal the decision.
The appeals process is where legal representation can really help. Many of the applicants who were denied the first time around have their claims approved when their appeal is handled by a lawyer.
Get Help From An Experienced MS Social Security Disability Benefits Attorney
If you or a loved one is suffering from MS and can no longer work, please call The Law Offices of M. Stanley Whitehead at (888) 747-8537 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation. We will review your application and answer any questions you have about the SSD application or appeal process.
If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits for MS and your application has been rejected, don’t waste any time seeking legal assistance. You only have 60 days to file an appeal. Having an experienced MS SSD benefits lawyer on your side can mean the difference between approval and denial.