Saturday, October 20, 2007

MS and Social Security Disability

Multiple Sclerosis is a difficult to diagnose disease and can be a difficult Social Security Disability case. One thing that makes MS cases hard is that many times a person out of work because of MS symptoms goes undiagnosed for years and when they finally get a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis they may be past the date of last insured (last day they are insured for benefits). Another problem with these claims is that the most limiting symptom for many people who suffer from this condition is fatigue. So when an individual goes to functional capacity exam they may perform pretty well but what is not seen is that the individual can do nothing for several days after the exam. It is a good idea if you suffer in this way to tell your doctor so it is in your medical records. I have more on MS and Social Security Disability on my website.