Is multiple sclerosis classed as a disability?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes multiple sclerosis as a chronic disease or “impairment” that can cause a disability severe enough to prevent a person from working. A person with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have symptoms severe enough to qualify for disability benefits. You can receive different types of disability benefits depending on your employment and health status. This program is designed to streamline the application process for people with severely disabling diseases, and malignant multiple sclerosis is included among these conditions.

It's important to note that a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis does not guarantee approval for Social Security disability benefits. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system and causes muscle weakness, fatigue, coordination problems, and a variety of other symptoms. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, approximately 40% of people with multiple sclerosis in the United States receive disability benefits. Multiple sclerosis is a condition in which the immune system corrodes myelin, the protective layer of nerves.

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) can often lead full lives and live independently for years after diagnosis. Researchers are studying stem cell therapies as possible treatments for a variety of multiple sclerosis conditions. The list of deficiencies classifies multiple sclerosis as a neurological disorder, and a person will be considered to have a disability if it interferes with the ability to move at least two limbs, including the legs, feet, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, or fingers.

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