Disability for Muscular Dystrophy in Madison, WI

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Find a Lawyer Who Can Help Win Your Appeal

When muscular dystrophy attacks your muscles, robbing you of strength and body control, it can take your ability to work and earn a living right along with it.

You’re facing high expenses for medical treatment. You’re scared about how you’ll get through this financial hardship.

Social Security Disability benefits can provide great relief. Benefits come with monthly checks. More importantly, they help you hold on to a measure of independence.

But it’s important to understand you can’t just sign up. In fact, most people get denied at first. That’s when the attorneys at the Becker Law Office can help you appeal and turn your situation around.

Becker Law has helped thousands of people, with multiple kinds of medical conditions, win benefits in Madison, Wausau and across Wisconsin.

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Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms that Disrupt Your Work

In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes affect the proteins needed to build strong and healthy muscle, causing permanent damage that can worsen over time. Some people with muscular dystrophy use a wheelchair because their limbs curl inward.

Muscular dystrophy comes in two major forms:

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy: The most common type and more common among males, Duchenne muscular dystrophy causes learning disabilities, reduced motor skills, pain, stiffness, difficulty standing, difficulty walking and risk of falls.
  • Becker muscular dystrophy: Similar to Duchenne but taking longer to present itself. Symptoms often don’t appear until people are in their 20s or older.
  • It’s clear to see how this condition can leave you unable to work. And inability to work is the core requirement for Social Security Disability benefits.

    The lawyers at the Becker Law Office don’t charge anything for you to get an evaluation of your particular case of muscular dystrophy.

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How to Qualify for Social Security Disability for Muscular Dystrophy

When you can’t work because of muscular dystrophy, two major disability programs could help:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for people who’ve worked a significant amount
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for people who haven’t been able to earn a significant income for a long time, or ever

You must be able to prove one of two scenarios to the government:

1. You experience severe loss of muscle function in two extremities, leading to significant limitation in one of these skills:

  • Standing up
  • Using your arms
  • Balancing while standing or walking

2. You also experience these cognitive problems:

  • Understanding and processing information
  • Interacting with others
  • Concentrating on and completing tasks
  • Managing emotions
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What Evidence Do You Need to Win Disability for Muscular Dystrophy?

When you’re appealing your denial, one of the most important steps is to provide extensive medical evidence and documentation, including:

  • Doctors’ reports
  • DNA or blood enzyme test results
  • MRIs, CT scans, X-ray or other imaging test results
  • Muscle biopsy results
  • Nerve condition studies
  • Physical therapy reports
  • Lists of medications and their effects
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Get Professional Help Appealing Your Muscular Dystrophy Disability Claim Denial

When you receive notice of a denial, you have 60 days to submit your appeal, so don’t wait. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can take care of gathering and organizing the necessary healthcare evidence, work history, important forms and more.

When appealing your denial, you may have to present your case to a Social Security administrative law judge. Having someone by your side who knows the ins and outs of the system can make a big difference for you.

At the Becker Law Office, we’ll take the time to understand your specific health problems and your claim for benefits with muscular dystrophy, so you can get the best chance at the disability income you need.

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