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.
Disability law is all we do.
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:
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.
When you can’t work because of muscular dystrophy, two major disability programs could help:
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:
2. You also experience these cognitive problems:
When you’re appealing your denial, one of the most important steps is to provide extensive medical evidence and documentation, including:
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.