Do You Suffer From Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson's is a disease that affects the brain. It is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. It generally progresses slowly in most people. Parkinson's disease results from damage to the parts of the brain that help control muscle movements in the body. Parkinson's disease symptoms include tremors, slowed motion, stiffness or rigidness, and problems with posture and balance. Parkinson's disease may also cause a loss of automatic movements such as blinking, smiling, and swinging your arms while walking.

In evaluating your Parkinson's disease, Social Security will consider the following:

  • Rigidity
  • Slow motions
  • Tremors in at least two extremities
  • Disturbance in movements and walking

Social Security looks at how Parkinson's disease 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 Parkinson's disease, 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 Parkinson's disease might cause, such as a need for environmental restrictions, unscheduled breaks, or excessive absences due to symptoms or treatments.

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

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