Showing Social Security How MS Affects Your Life
Nearly 1 million people over the age of 18 have multiple sclerosis in the United States, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
MS has four basic disease courses:
- Clinically isolated symptoms
- Relapsing-remitting MS
- Secondary progressive MS
- Primary progressive MS
Many MS symptoms can impact your day-to-day functioning and get worse over time. The key to winning Social Security Disability benefits is demonstrating how your symptoms leave you unable to work.
Possible symptoms you can document include:
Social Security Disability requires you to prove, using evidence, that your symptoms are significantly disrupting your life.
If you wonder whether you have a claim for benefits, you can have an initial conversation with our disability advocates at no cost to you.