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Muscular dystrophy is a rare condition that affects children and adults. If you’ve been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, you know too well the pain this condition causes. Muscle cramps, weakness, difficulty moving, trouble breathing, and spinal misalignment are all common symptoms you may experience. As your condition progresses, going about your daily routine can become harder and harder.
If your symptoms make it difficult or impossible to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability. At Horn & Kelley, PC Attorneys at Law, we help clients get Social Security Disability benefits for muscular dystrophy. Contact one of our offices throughout Chicagoland and NW Indiana to set up a free consultation to discuss the application process and your chances of getting your claim approved.
How Muscular Dystrophy Affects Your Ability to Work
Muscular dystrophy affects the body in many ways. While the severity of symptoms and overall prognosis varies from person to person, the condition might make you unable to do the following:
- Walk or stand for more than a couple of hours
- Use your hands effectively
- Speak, hear, or see well
- Concentrate or understand instructions
- Lift more than 10 pounds
All of these limitations can severely impact job performance in a variety of different industries. Thankfully, many people in your situation are able to file successful Social Security Disability claims for muscular dystrophy.
How to Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Muscular Dystrophy
A few factors affect your chance of filing a successful claim. Because muscular dystrophy is a listed impairment, you may already have a better chance of success than someone who doesn’t have a listed condition. Other ways you can improve your chances include:
- Filling out the application completely and accurately
- Keeping detailed medical records as evidence
- Getting a written statement from your doctor describing how your condition affects your ability to work
- Following all of your doctor’s recommendations for treatment
Lastly, you will be more likely to be approved for Social Security Disability benefits for muscular dystrophy if you have a lawyer on your side.
Our experienced legal team at Horn & Kelley, PC Attorneys at Law knows what criteria determine your eligibility in eyes of the Social Security Administration. If you meet the eligibility requirements, we can help you ensure your claim isn’t denied because of an error or technicality.
To give your Social Security Disability claim the best chance at success, call one of our four offices in the Chicagoland or NW Indiana area for an appointment.