Social Security Disability for Central Nervous System Disorders

Social Security Disability for Central Nervous System Disorders

Neurological medical conditions are those that affect the brain or the central nervous system – including the spinal cord, and/or the peripheral nervous system. Social Security typically approves disability claims (SSD) for serious nerve-based diseases.

Social Security Disability will typically be approved for serious Central Nervous System conditions (such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and others). However, our experienced disability lawyers remind individuals with neurological conditions that Social Security is never “automatic”.

As with any medical condition, a Social Security applicant with a neurological condition must meet the same Social Security requirements as any injury or disability. He or she must “prove” their “medically determinable impairment” – as well as prove that it prevents him/her you from performing any work.

Social Security for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Those with multiple sclerosis who have a visual or mental impairment or significant fatigue and muscle weakness following activity should get disability benefits.

Social Security for Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident)

If you have serious problems communicating, walking, or using your hands due to a stroke, you are probably eligible for disability benefits.

Social Security for Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Whether you will be granted Social Security disability benefits for epilepsy will depend upon the type(s) of seizures you have, as well as their frequency, and how much they disrupt your daily activities.

Social Security for Cerebral Palsy

Social Security Disability benefits are typically granted to individuals with cerebral palsy, if they can demonstrate that they have problems with walking, talking, speaking, thinking, hearing and/or seeing.

Social Security for Post-Polio Syndrome

If an individual is left with severe limitations caused by polio, Social Security Disability will typically be granted.

Social Security for Essential Tremor

If benign essential tremor severely affects your ability to use your hands, you should be able to get disability benefits.

Social Security for Narcolepsy

Narcoleptics may or may not qualify for Social Security Disability, depending on the effect it has on their daily life and ability to work. However, individuals with Narcolepsy have been granted disability benefits based on narcolepsy’s functional similarity to seizure disorder.

Social Security for Migraines

Being awarded Social Security Disability benefits based on chronic migraines can be difficult. This is because there is no objectively measurable way to quantify the severity of migraines. Hoverer, it is not impossible to collect disability for migraines – with the assistance of good lawyer and thorough medical documentation.

Social Security for Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs)

TIAs on their own often do not qualify an applicant to receive Social Security disability benefits. But, if adequate documentation can be presented demonstrating limitations resulting from the TIA it is possible to be awarded disability benefits.

Long Beach Social Security Lawyers

Our experienced Long Beach California Social Security Disability lawyers understand that when you or a loved one has a Central Nervous System Disorders, you need your benefits as quickly as possible. We are here to help you get the maximum Social Security benefits for which you qualify as quickly as possible.  Please call our experienced lawyers for a free consultation – we will help you understand your benefits and assist you in getting your benefits as quickly as possible.

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