Multiple Sclerosis

Pennsylvania Social Security Lawyer

If you suffer from MS and are unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits or Supplemental Security Income. Symptoms such as difficulty walking, muscle weakness or tremors, extreme fatigue, difficulty seeing, bladder dysfunction or difficulty concentrating and other cognitive issues may prevent you from working on a full-time basis. Sometimes just the side effects from MS medications can preclude full-time employment.

Multiple sclerosis cases can be complicated because individuals may have good periods and bad periods. They can also be challenging because many of the symptoms are subjective and not measurable through objective tests. The Social Security Disability attorneys at Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., know how to get the relevant information and present your case effectively so that you can secure the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve.

If you are thinking of filing for SSI or SSDI, or have already filed and are waiting for your hearing, it can be helpful to keep a journal of your symptoms day by day so you can give specific examples of how your MS or side effects from your medication impact your day-to-day functioning. Keeping a log of the number of times you nap or rest during the day is also helpful. It is also important that you are under the care of a specialist or are in consistent treatment with a doctor who is familiar with your case. This will ensure that your medical records are sufficiently detailed to support your claim. It is also important that you talk to your doctors about the various symptoms you have been or are currently experiencing so that they are documented in your medical records.

Contact An Experienced Social Security Attorney

To talk with a Social Security Disability lawyer about your benefits, contact the Pennsylvania law office of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., by calling us at 412-567-1232 or toll free at 866-466-5789. You may also complete our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.