Get the Financial Security You Need to Keep Going
Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) is taxing.
Routine activities like walking, stretching, bending over or even just standing become draining affairs. It’s hard to imagine walking to get the mail from your mailbox, let alone hold a full-time job.
Your bills? They don’t stop coming, unfortunately.
It’s why you need Social Security Disability benefits. The monthly checks can help you avoid a financial mess while you focus on feeling your best.
It can be hard to win benefits, though. Most applicants are denied on their first attempt. Social Security operates under its own system, filled with complex laws and regulations that often baffle newcomers.
You need a disability lawyer who knows how to navigate the system. That’s Angelina Valle.
If you’re in San Jose or Salinas and need help with your Social Security Disability case, call us today to get started. We can help you at any point during the application process.
MS Symptoms That Could Qualify for SSD Benefits
MS is a chronic, inflammatory and degenerative disorder. That means you’re in pain constantly. And it’s not going away.
Here are some symptoms that could possibly qualify you for benefits:
- Cognitive problems
- Hearing loss
- Vision problems
- Numbness and/or tingling
- Problems concentrating and remembering things
Even if your symptom isn’t listed above, you could still qualify. What you must prove:
- Your MS makes holding a job impossible.
- It also prevents you from switching to a new line of work.
- It’ll keep you out of work for a year or more.
At Angelina Valle & Associates, we know you’re going through a hard time. All these details can make your head swim.
Let us do the legal legwork for you. We’ll even evaluate your situation for free.
The Evidence You’ll Need to Prove Disability with MS
The hardest part of this whole process? Winning your case.
You need extensive evidence to prove your disability, such as:
- Medical imaging, such as MRI results, showing damage or inflammation in the brain or spinal cord
- Blood tests ruling out other illnesses
- Vision tests
- IQ tests
- Spinal tap results
- Detailed doctor’s reports
- Hospital records
- A list of all your treatments and how they affected you
Even with all this, you could get denied. But a denial isn’t the end.
Social Security features a multi-step appeals process with more than once chance at winning benefits.
It’s why you need an experienced representative at your side. A Government Accountability Office study found claimants are almost three times more likely to win benefits when they have representation at their disability hearings.
Angelina Valle knows the system. She knows how to give you the best chance at winning your case. She takes pride in helping her neighbors in San Jose and Salinas get the benefits they need.