MS and Social Security Disability

FreedomBob Kraft’s P.I.S.S.D. site discusses the difficulties faced by individuals with MS when trying to obtain Social Security disability benefits:

MS can be hard for doctors to diagnose. Its symptoms can include fatigue, pain, cognitive problems like memory loss, weakness, blurred vision, dizziness, and bladder or bowel problems. A person with Multiple Sclerosis will often look just fine. That is why, in the context of a Social Security Disability hearing, it is so important to have an attorney to represent you and demonstrate to the ALJ all objective and subjective evidence that should be put forward. Objective evidence of MS will include MRIs of the Brain and Spine, observations of your treating doctor, and often, results of a spinal tap. Subjective evidence of MS will include many of your activities of daily life and how MS has forced you to make changes.

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