Polio has long been one of the most challenging public health problems in the world. Modern medicine has come a long way toward helping people survive this serious infection. Still, post-polio syndrome can leave people affected for years to come.
Symptoms of Post-Polio Syndrome
As a general rule, the more serious the polio infection was, the more severe the symptoms of post-polio syndrome are. Sometimes, these symptoms are so severe it can limit a person’s ability to work. Here are some examples of severe symptoms that may qualify for SSDI in Boston for post-polio:
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing for an extended period of time
- Difficulty with speech
- Difficulty using arms or legs that cannot be fixed with the help of a brace
When breathing, speech, and mobility are affected, daily tasks may become too difficult. You may be unable to work.
How to Show Your Disability in Your Appeal
One of the reasons why the Social Security Administration denied your disability benefits for post-polio syndrome may be a lack of medical evidence. Upon filing your appeal, you must show how post-polio syndrome limits your ability to work. Here are a few ways how:
- A history of medical records including how your symptoms began and their severity today
- Tests or medical records that support specific symptoms, such as speech impairments and difficulty walking
- A note from your physician detailing your symptoms and your inability to perform routine physical activities
Denial of Social Security disability benefits in Boston for post-polio syndrome is frightening. It is recommended that you seek help from a skilled lawyer when filing your appeal. This can help increase your opportunity for approval.
At Keefe Disability Law, we know how the appeal process works, and we are available to help you ever step of the way. Get in touch with our office to learn more by filling out the short contact form on this page. With our help, you can ease the stress of the appeals process and sleep better at night knowing that you’ve done everything within your power to maximize your chances at being approved for the support you need.