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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and SSDI Eligibility

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is a chronic medical condition that range from mild to disabling. Victims of MCS blame their condition on a low-chemical exposure in their workplace or living space. Individuals blame their MCS on smoke inhalation, pesticides, synthetic fabrics, paint fumes, petroleum products, plastics, or scented objects to name a few of the commonly blamed culprits.

MCS results in a variety of different symptoms including nausea, inflammation of skin, swollen joints, gastrointestinal tract and airway complications, dizziness, chronic headaches, and fatigue. The illness is also called a toxic injury, or 20 th Century Syndrome.

If you have MCS and it is severe enough to affect your ability to work, then you may want to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI.) In order to receive SSDI benefits, a patient with MCS will need to prove that the symptoms of the illness are ongoing. Those that have constant debilitating headaches or suffer from severe mood swings, panic attacks, or digestive issues may be eligible for benefits.

It is often challenging for MCS patients to prove that their condition is severe enough to meet the requirements for eligibility. You will need to prove that the symptoms are severe enough to prevent you from maintaining employment. If you are constantly needing days off because of your condition, and fear that you will lose your job as you go over your allowance for sick days, this may be a factor that can help you with your case.

As well, if you can prove that you have a limited functional capacity, then you may be able to successfully show the SSA that you qualify for benefits. If you are denied SSDI at first, this shouldn't deter you. Contact a Dallas SSDI lawyer at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today if you need assistance with your case and want a professional to fight for your right to disability benefits!