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Disability & Social Security Benefits in MS

By: Thomas M. Stewart, M.S., J.D., PA-C

You should be aware that your medical records may not provide objective evidence of your most significant impairments, and without objective evidence of disability, you may not receive disability benefits. In addition to consulting your health care team, consult expert legal counsel at any stage of the application process.

For details on applying for Social Security Disability Benefits, please follow the link below to read the National MS Society's Guidebook For People with MS and Their Healthcare providers, co-authored by Can Do MS Programs Consultant Roz Kalb, Ph.D., and fellow attorney Jamie Hall, Esq.

www.nationalMSsociety.org/SSDGuide

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Multiple Sclerosis and Applying for Disability Benefits - An Introduction

By: Lisa Giorgetti, Community Liason, Social Security Disability Help

Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or caring for someone who does can put a financial strain on your life and keep you from being able to work. Social Security Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) can help ease that strain and provide an opportunity to live a more comfortable life.

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