Do You Suffer From Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that attacks the central nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The immune system of the body attacks the material that surrounds the nerves in the central nervous system. This attack can also damage the nerves themselves. The damage causes interference in the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis depend on the damage to the nerves and where the damage occurred. The most common symptoms are numbness or weakness in the limbs, dizziness, vision problems, tingling or pain, tremors, and fatigue.

In evaluating your multiple sclerosis, Social Security will consider the following:

  • Significant and persistent problems of motor function
  • Vision problems
  • Psychological or behavioral abnormalities
  • Fatigue of motor function with muscle weakness during repetitive activity

Social Security looks at how multiple sclerosis affects your maximum ability to perform work-related activities on a continuing basis. Social Security is required to consider the nature and extent of your multiple sclerosis, and how this condition restricts your ability to sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, push, and pull, as well as your ability to perform postural or manipulative activities (i.e. bending, twisting, stooping, reaching, fingering, or feeling). Social Security will also assess any further limitations that your multiple sclerosis might cause, such as a need for environmental restrictions, unscheduled breaks, or excessive absences due to symptoms or treatments.

If multiple sclerosis interferes with your ability to manage daily activities or maintain employment, Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon LLP can help. Our attorneys help individuals suffering from multiple sclerosis fight for disability benefits. If you are disabled because of your multiple sclerosis, or if you need help determining if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits because of multiple sclerosis, contact Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon LLP.

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