Parkinson's Disease and SSDI

Parkinson's Disease and SSDI

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a motor system disorder, and affects a person's ability to control their own movements. Tremors are the most common symptom of PD< but the disease can also produce stiffness, speech changes, dementia, and impaired coordination. This is a degenerative disease, which means that oftentimes it can progressively get worse as time goes on. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for PD. Several medications are used to help control the symptoms of the disease, but these are not necessarily proven to correct the illness.

If you are an adult that has Parkinson's and would like to seek SSDI benefits, then you may be eligible if you meet the specific PD criteria that has been listed by the SSA on their medical listing. The SSA requires that PD patients that want SSDI prove that they have experienced significant rigidity of movement, or suffered tremors in at least two extremities, such as in one arm and one leg, in both arms, or in both legs.

Also, if a PD patient can prove that he or she is struggling from bradykinesia, which is a condition that causes slowness of movement, this may be enough to prove eligibility for SSDI. In addition to proving one of the three above factors, the individual must prove that he or she has suffered prolonged movement difficulties, or has an abnormal rate in walking. If your symptoms don't meet the PD SSDI guidelines, you may also have the ability to seek benefits under "medical-vocational" guidelines.

You will need to prove that your condition is severe enough to limit your ability to perform basic work-related activities. This will prove that you are not able to hold a job and need supplemental income through SSDI. If you want more information about this then don't hesitate to contact an attorney at the firm today to learn more. With the right SSDI attorney there to help you, you may be able to prove your eligibility!