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March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

March has been deemed Multiple Sclerosis education and awareness month. This disease, often referred to as MS, is a condition for which many people receive Social Security disability benefits.

According to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, an estimated 400,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with this condition. It is known for attacking the central nervous system, including the spinal cord, optic nerves, and the brain. Symptoms range from some numbness in the body to vision loss and complete paralysis. Some sufferers of MS may eventually lose the ability to walk, write, or talk in very severe cases.

Many who suffer from MS are unable to work. It’s estimated that about 50% of patients receive disability benefits to help pay their bills. Multiple sclerosis occurs most often in Caucasian women, and is usually diagnosed between age 20 and 50.

If you notice that you have extreme fatigue, weaker motor skills, sensitivity to heat, vision loss, depression, or numbness, talk to your doctor about your symptoms and concerns. If you have been diagnosed with MS and your symptoms prevent you from being able to work, you may consider contacting an associate to get your application for disability started.

If you or your loved one are suffering from a severe physical or mental disability, you should contact a Social Security Disability associate immediately to learn about your rights and determine eligibility. The process of securing Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be difficult and overwhelming. Don’t go it alone! The disability advocates at Disability Help Group understand the inner workings of the Social Security Administration and will help you navigate the system. Call us today for a FREE consultation – 1-(800)-800-3332.