If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and are no longer able to work, you be eligible to receive disability benefits. Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are monetary benefits granted to those with disabling medical or mental conditions that are unable to work. If you have MS and are interested in receiving SSD benefits, call the Law Office of Bemis, Roach & Reed today. Our experienced Texas SSD lawyers have helped countless Texans, and we can help you too.
What Is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s nervous system. MS is a progressive disease, meaning that as time passes the disease usually worsens. Though the cause of MS is still unknown, medical professionals are beginning to grasp exactly how MS affects the body. Because it is an autoimmune disease, MS causes the body to believe it should attack parts of itself. The peculiar nature of MS causes these immune system attacks to target the central nervous system. Most commonly, the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves are negatively affected. Some common symptoms of MS include:
- Loss of concentration and focus
- Loss of balance
- Tingling or numbness in limbs or face
- Speech difficulties
- Vision problems
- Hearing loss
- Bowel and bladder dysfunction
- Trouble coordinating movements/walking
- Tremors in limbs
- Development/exacerbation of depression
- Chronic fatigue
There is still no known cure for MS. However, medical research has led to breakthroughs leading to medication development. With the correct medication, the symptoms of MS can be treated, and quality of life can be greatly improved. However, even with treatment, MS and its symptoms can make you unable to work and function as you normally would.
Why Should I Hire an SSD Lawyer?
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits with MS can be complicated. In order to show that you qualify for benefits, you must be able to prove you suffer from at least one of the following:
- Acute fatigue and muscle weakness
- Severe vision loss that cannot be corrected with the use of glasses
- Development of a mental disorder affecting your memory, mood, or IQ
- Difficulty using your hands or walkingv
When you are coping with MS, it can be overwhelming to try and apply for SSD benefits on your own. Too often, individuals applying for SSD without legal help get denied, even if their condition is truly disabling. You must be able to prove you suffer from MS and its symptoms through medical evidence. It can be difficult and complicated to obtain all the necessary paperwork alone. Fortunately, you do not have to apply for SSD for your MS all by yourself.
At the Law Offices of Bemis, Roach & Reed, our attorneys have spent the last 20 years helping Texans apply for SSD. We have helped clients suffering from MS apply for and receive disability benefits.
We serve clients in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Galveston, Central Texas, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and Corpus Christi. If you live in one of these areas, we can help you apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Contact us for help today.