Common Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis That Qualify You for Social Security Disability in New Hampshire

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a difficult disease with varying degrees of severity. Because the disease is progressive and impacts your central nervous system, your symptoms may get worse over time. Although you may have an education, and have been able to work early on in your career, as your symptoms progress, this may no longer be an option. When this happens, you need Social Security disability benefits in New Hampshire to cover your expenses.

As with many other diseases, the Social Security Administration has limited the qualifying factors for people who may receive benefits. This means that you must meet a certain level of disability in order to apply. Here are some of the most common disabling symptoms:

  • Difficulty balancing
  • Difficulty walking or trouble with coordination
  • Tremors or weakness in your arms and legs
  • Vision problems, such as double vision or blindness
  • Numbness, tingling, or pain
  • Hearing loss
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
  • Emotional difficulty

To receive Social Security benefits, you must exhibit at least one of the following:

  • Difficulty walking or moving your hands. This may be from partial paralysis, tremors, or involuntary movements. To qualify you must have this in at least two of your limbs.
  • A significant decrease in vision. To qualify, this loss of vision may not be able to be corrected with glasses.
  • A mental disorder that causes memory loss, diminished cognitive function, or mood disturbances.
  • Severe fatigue or muscle weakness caused by a lapse in the central nervous system.

Even if you may not be able to perform the job you once did because of the way multiple sclerosis impacts your body, you may still not qualify to receive the benefits you need to live according to these standards. It is important to know that you still have options. Contact a New Hampshire SSD lawyer to learn more about how to get the benefits you need when you suffer from MS.

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