My condition has progressed quite rapidly and I think it’s finally time for me to apply for Social Security in Boston for Huntington’s disease. How do I know if I qualify and what should I submit to show my disability now prevents me from working?

We are sorry to hear that your disease has progressed so quickly and that you are no longer able to perform the job you once held. Unfortunately, this genetic nerve disorder has the potential of progressing faster at a younger age, which may be why yours has worsened more quickly.

To apply for Boston Social Security for Huntington’s disease, you must have at least one of the following impairments:

  • Lack of coordination in at least two extremities that makes it difficult to walk or use your arms, hands or fingers.
  • Cognitive impairments, such as memory loss, personality change, or loss of IQ.
  • Difficulty performing daily activities, social functioning, concentration, or decomposition in cognitive abilities.
  • A mental disorder that has lasted at least two years and has not responded to any treatments or doctor help. This includes inability to manage basic mental demands.

To show that these symptoms have limited your ability to work, you must complete a Residual Functional Capacity form. This form will help the Social Security Administration assess the extent of your condition and determine if you qualify for Boston Social Security disability for Huntington’s disease.

Filling out that information can be very difficult and may require the help of a skilled Massachusetts Social Security disability attorney. Call us today to learn more about how we may be able to help you with your application.


John L. Keefe
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Founding Attorney, Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyer