Social Security Disability: Neurological (Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS etc.)

February 6, 2017

Other than epilepsy, there are many other neurological disorders that Social Security considers for Disability.  In fact, Social Security lists plenty more neurological disorder categories on their website under Listing 11.00 including vascular insult to the brain, benign brain tumors, Parkinsonian syndrome, cerebral palsy, spinal cord disorders, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), post-polio syndrome, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, peripheral neuropathy, neurodegenerative disorders of the central nervous system such as Huntington's disease, Friedreich's ataxia, and spinocerebellar degeneration, traumatic brain injury, coma or persistent vegetative state, and motor neuron disorders other than ALS.

 

Each of these neurological conditions affects the body a little differently, and certainly affects each person a little differently.  For example, as a Social Security Disability attorney, I have been to court with many people suffering from multiple sclerosis who don't understand why the process has taken this long.  Medical records and statements from doctors/neurologists are extremely important for neurological disorders to show how your condition is affecting your body.  For much of the Social Security Disability process, Social Security is forced to rely on these records to determine whether you qualify, so their importance cannot be overstated.  For help with your Social Security Disability claim, feel free to contact Scheidler Law for a free consultation.

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