Filing a disability claim can be a complex matter. Contact a Charlotte SSD attorney by calling Bridgman Law Offices at (704) 815-6055.
Muscular dystrophy is not a specific disease, but rather a family of diseases with many common disabling physical effects. The primary of these is irreversible muscle damage. Social Security disability benefits are determined initially based upon the Listing of Impairments for muscular dystrophy under SSA guidelines. For a full understanding of your rights, consult a Charlotte SSD attorney.
The Listing of Impairments states that the claimant must suffer “severe and ongoing disorganization” of the ability to use the muscles in two of the claimant’s “extremities.” Additionally, that “disorganization” must inhibit the claimant’s ability to walk or use one’s body to perform “gross and dexterous movements.”
In plain language, the “extremities” are the arms and legs and “gross and dexterous movements” are those that enable a person to perform the muscular functions of caring for oneself on a daily basis.
Your Charlotte SSD lawyer can explain that a detailed and complete history will expedite your application process for SSD benefits. Among the records required are:
Filing a disability claim can be a complex matter, and it is essential to have experienced legal representation on your side. Contact a Charlotte SSD attorney by calling Bridgman Law Offices at (704) 815-6055.
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