Social Security Disability and Muscular Dystrophy—Benefits are Available!
1 in every 7,250 males aged 5 – 24 years has been estimated to have some form of muscular dystrophy. With adequate evidence of a disabling condition, Social Security Disability benefits may be available if muscular dystrophy keeps you from working. Here you will find information and resources to help your claim for Social Security Disability benefits.
Social Security disability claims can be confusing and intimidating. However, at Summit Disability we are here to answer your questions and handle your case with the unique care it deserves.
What Benefits Can I Receive?
Social Security disability benefits come in two different programs including:
Social Security Disability Insurance– if you have contributed long enough into the Social Security system then you be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This benefit will provide cash and medical insurance benefits to you as well as certain family members.
Supplemental Security Income– for adults who have not worked long enough to qualify for SSDI and meet certain income and asset requirements Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available. This benefit will provide cash and medical insurance benefits to you.
How Will My Claim Be Evaluated ?
Muscular Dystrophy is evaluated under Section 11.13 of the medical listing of impairments. In order to meet its criteria you must show that you have:
Disorganization of motor function in two extremities, resulting in an extreme limitation in the ability to stand up from a seated position, balance while standing or walking, or use the upper extremities.
Marked limitation in physical functioning, and in one of the following:
- Understanding, remembering, or applying information; or
- Interacting with others; or
- Concentrating, persisting, or maintaining pace; or
- Adapting or managing oneself
Your claim will also be evaluated on a function-by-function basis in terms of your ability to lift, stand, sit, walk, and maintain concentration persistence and pace. SSA will determine whether you retain the ability to do a job on a competitive basis.
How Can an Attorney Help Your Muscular Dystrophy Claim?
The complexity and overwhelming information of Social Security Disability may leave you feeling at a loss. Having an Attorney on your side will strengthen your chances in claims with Social Security Disability. You do not have to do it alone. At Summit Disability we have the experience and knowledge to not only make your claim a successful one, but also let you feel more relaxed about the process. Contact us today for your free consultation.