Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Disability Benefits
At Andalman & Flynn, we fight for and defend the rights of individuals with illnesses and physical impairments, including multiple sclerosis (MS). If you have MS and are unable to work, we can help! Contact us to speak with an experienced disability benefits lawyer on our team, and we’ll do everything we can to maximize your chances of success.
What Is Multiple Sclerosis?
MS is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the brain and spine, causing problems in the central nervous system. Common symptoms of MS include:
- Debilitating and chronic fatigue
- Spasticity or numbness/tingling of the limbs
- Bladder or bowel dysfunction
- Visual disturbance, including double vision
- Mobility problems
- Cognitive problems, such as difficulty concentrating, remembering or learning new information, etc.
Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis
MS is more common in women than men and is the leading neurological cause of disability. It is estimated that 2.3 million people suffer from MS worldwide.
MS is most often diagnosed in people aged 20 to 50. Medication and therapy may help control the condition, but some individuals’ illness is so severe that it creates difficulties performing basic daily activities, maintaining social functioning, or maintaining concentration, persistence, or pace. The illness can be so severe that the symptoms prevent the individual from successfully working. For example, because of inability to concentrate, the individual may be unable to focus or stay on task to satisfactorily perform work; because of decreased energy and fatigue, one may be too tired to go to work, to get to work on time, or to work a full day.
Andalman & Flynn MS Lawyers
Individuals with MS whose condition prevents them from working may be eligible for multiple sclerosis disability benefits of varying kinds, including:
- Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits
- Short/Long-Term Disability (LTD) Retirement benefits
- Maryland State and Teacher Disability Retirement benefits
- Federal Disability Retirement (FDR) benefits
When you choose Andalman & Flynn to handle your claim, you’ll work with one of our experienced MS lawyers to properly prepare your benefits application and collect the medical records, reports, and other evidence you need to maximize your chances of winning your claims. Each area of multiple sclerosis disability benefits has a different process, and we can help you through all of them so that you can get the benefits that you deserve.
Our MS lawyers are dedicated to giving you the best chance of success. So let us help you secure your financial future. Contact us to get started with an initial consult.