At the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek in Philadelphia and Jenkintown, we provide skilled legal representation to assist people who are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
If you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy (MD), myasthenia gravis or another chronic condition that profoundly affects your day-to-day life and prevents you from working, our attorneys can guide you through the process of applying for disability benefits.
To qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits, your doctor will have to verify the ways in which your disease affects your life. The Social Security Administration gives your doctors’ records a great deal of weight when determining eligibility for benefits. To ensure that your doctor can provide an accurate report, you must completely be honest when discussing your symptoms and functional limitations. This is important to note because many individuals suffering from chronic medical conditions like multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy downplay the effects these diseases have on their lives.
For example, MS may cause memory loss, severe fatigue, difficulty breathing or loss of motor function. Many people suffering from MS don’t complain about these symptoms because they are in denial about the impact the symptoms have or they simply don’t want to complain.
If you don’t report symptoms or the effects of your disease to your doctor, the Social Security Administration will not be able to consider them when determining your eligibility for SSDI or SSI. Make sure that your interests are protected by accurately reporting the nature, severity and frequency of all your symptoms and functional limitations.
When you are applying for benefits, the advice of an experienced disability benefits attorney can prove invaluable. Our attorney has extensive experience handling these matters – we devote our entire legal practice to helping disabled people secure the benefits they need and deserve. We will assist you in seeking appropriate treatments, documenting your illness and recovering the financial assistance that you need.
To schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding region, please contact us online or call 215-385-5353 or 215-323-5320 to arrange a free initial consultation with our lawyer about SSD/SSI eligibility.