A qualified disability attorney provides a secondary source of contact on behalf of an applicant for disability benefits. The retention of an experienced disability attorney as an additional contact on behalf of an applicant for disability benefits is often more than wise. Even if a claimant cannot be reached by the SSA, a successful case may be developed by an individual experienced in doing just this. An applicant only needs to call his or her attorney to provide and/or exchange necessary information with the attorney. Nothing could be easier.

Multiple sclerosis has a specific listing in Social Security’s blue book listing of impairments under neurological disorders. The SSA updated the listing significantly in 2016. To meet the Blue Book’s listing, the applicant must demonstrate or show one of the following:

  • The inability to control the movement of at least two extremities that results in extreme difficulty in the ability to balance while standing or walking, to stand up from a seated position, or to use the arms.

In the alternative, an applicant may show:

  • “Marked” (defined as worse than moderate, but less than extreme) physical problems along with a “marked” limitation of any one of the following:
    • thinking;
    • interacting with others; or
    • finishing tasks.

Persons with MS may also qualify under other listings if MS has affected other body systems Although uncommon for a secondary impairment to qualify under another listing, all problems contribute to the overall severity of a medical condition and must be considered by Social Security.

A disability attorney may provide assistance to all SSDI applicants. Whether you are 30, 40, 50, or 60, the assistance of an experienced disability attorney may help you navigate the often lengthy and complicated process of applying for disability benefits. 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. Contact the Sullivan Law Office today. We offer free consultations, so you have absolutely nothing to lose! We look forward to hearing from you. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.I Have MS (Multiple Sclerosis) - Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits? Part 2: Qualifying Under A Listing