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I Have MS (Multiple Sclerosis) – Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits? Part 4: Medical Evidence Required

Working with a disability attorney ensures that all evidence in support of an application for disability is gathered, organized, filed with the SSA, and presented when otherwise required. We take great pride in our staff’s skills in building and presenting a case for disability benefits. The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled in all types of disability cases. These include Social Security Disability, long-term disability, short-term disability, state retirement and workers’ compensation. Contact the Sullivan Law Office today. We offer free consultations, so you have absolutely nothing to lose! We look forward to hearing from you.

To prove multiple sclerosis, the medical evidence must objectively support a diagnosis of MS. Applicants must prove the existence of a severe “medically determinable” physical or mental impairment to qualify for disability benefits, which is typically proven through medical evidence that may include objective symptoms but requires more objective medical evidence. Thus, an impairment established solely on the existence of symptoms is insufficient to establish a disability. Social Security will accept reasonable evidence for the diagnosis if it’s consistent with the findings of most doctors.

A disability claim for multiple sclerosis (MS) must include a diagnosis of the MS typically through a magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI), spinal tap or lumbar puncture. If severe fatigue and weakness are caused by MS, the report of a doctor must show that the fatigue and weakness are a result of the MS. Typically, white matter lesions involving the connecting nerve bundles in the brain are present, however, this in and of itself is not diagnostic. To detect damage to the optic nerve, abnormalities in the brain’s electrical response to flashing lights may be measured.

The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants for disability benefits present all medical evidence from all medical sources in every disability case. We will assist in the collection and organization of medical evidence from all acceptable medical sources to establish the existence, duration, and severity of a disability.

Gathering information, organizing evidence, and ensuring that an application is accurate and complete prior to filing are just a few examples of the invaluable assistance that an experienced disability attorney may provide. Retain the services of an experienced, knowledgeable, and qualified Social Security Disability attorney. We offer free consultations, so there is absolutely nothing to lose! Contact the Sullivan Law Office to get the help you need in the Louisville metro area. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.I Have MS (Multiple Sclerosis) - Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits? Part 4: Medical Evidence Required

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