Do you suffer from epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or another neurological disorder?
If so, your condition may be so severe that it prevents you from working. Piles of medical bills and no paycheck may mean even more tough times for you and your family.
If you have a serious nervous system disorder and it affects your ability to earn a living, you may be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. However, the Social Security Administration is denying more claims than ever. Many of those denied actually should receive SSD benefits.
With help from Edgar Snyder & Associates, you can get the SSD benefits you need.
Types of Neurological Disorders
If you have one of the following neurological disorders or disabilities, you may be eligible for SSD benefits:
- Brain injury or brain disorder
- Muscular dystrophy
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Parkinson's disease
- Language and speech disorders
- Spinal disorders or spinal cord injuries
SSD Eligibility Criteria
Having a serious neurological disorder doesn't automatically mean you'll qualify for SSD benefits. The Social Security Administration has a specific set of criteria it uses to determine whether a person is eligible for SSD benefits.
To be considered "disabled," the neurological disorder must do one or more of the following:
- Prevent you from working full-time
- Keep you from working at all (not just the job you held before)
- Have lasted, or is expected to last, for at least one year
- Be life-threatening (especially when diagnosed with other diseases or disorders)
Know that the Social Security Administration will review your medical records and look for proof of diagnosis, information on your treatment plan, and other details about your condition.
You should be under the care of a specialist and see your doctor regularly. It's critical to follow your prescribed treatment plan. If you are struggling financially, there are several ways to afford your medication.
During the SSD claims process, the Social Security Administration also will look at your average individual monthly earnings, your work history, age, and education.
Please note – If you haven't worked long enough, or recently enough, to have paid enough into the Social Security system, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) instead.
Was Your SSD Application Denied? We Can Help
At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we've spent decades dealing with the Social Security disability system. We've helped thousands of people win appeals, and we can even help you apply for SSD benefits.
From the moment you hire our law firm, we work hard to give you peace of mind and get you the SSD benefits you desperately need. We will protect your rights and help guide you through the complex Social Security disability system, answering your SSD questions along the way – without the legal jargon.
Going up against the government alone can be overwhelming. The odds are stacked against you – the Social Security Administration denies thousands of people who should qualify for SSD benefits. Hiring an experienced attorney to fight for you could ultimately mean the difference between whether or not you receive SSD benefits.
If we don't get you approved for SSD benefits or win your appeal, you won't owe us a penny. There really is "Never a fee unless we get money for you."
Get a Free Legal Consultation Today – No Obligation
Dealing with a serious neurological disorder is hard enough. If you're also suffering financially, trust Edgar Snyder & Associates to help get you the SSD benefits you need. We can help you apply, or if your claim was denied, represent you for your appeal.
If your application was denied, you have only 60 days to file an appeal.
Call 412-394-1000, or fill out our free legal consultation form. Phones answer 24/7 – contact us now.