Q What types of neurological conditions receive Social Security disability benefits in Massachusetts?
When an accident or chronic disease impacts the brain or nervous system, it can leave you unable to live as you once did. Suddenly, daily chores and tasks become painfully difficult, leaving you disabled and out of a job. When you cannot work, you cannot earn the income you once did which can be enormously stressful on your bank account, and on you and your family.
Many neurological conditions are covered under Social Security disability benefits, but many people are denied benefits simply because their application was not filled out correctly. The following are a few examples of neurological conditions that are usually serious enough to be considered eligible to receive benefits:
- Brain tumors
- Central nervous system vascular accidents (such as a stroke)
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain injury or trauma
- Degenerative diseases (such as Huntington’s Chorea)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Spinal cord lesions on the nerve roots
- And more
Because the list is so lengthy and there is a lot that goes into qualifying for benefits, it is critical that you talk to a Massachusetts Social Security disability attorney before filling out your application. We will work with you to help you understand the complexities of the application process and maximize your opportunity for acceptance.