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Multiple sclerosis cases must be presented in a particular manner when applying for Social Security benefits.
It is a serious illness, and there is currently no cure. But its "flare-ups" are usually periodic. Even during periods between these flare-ups, victims have trouble working because of fatigue and the side effects of medications. It is a clinical diagnosis that depends on certain inferences by a physician.
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It is most important to document your doctor's observations of your symptoms. Be sure to accurately describe them, as they may vary from flare-up to flare-up. Here are some common symptoms:
- Unsteady gait
- Numbness in the extremities
- Pain throughout the body
- Shocking sensations
- Bladder/bowel problems
- Lack of concentration
- Muscle stiffness
- Muscle spasms
- Slurred speech
Substantial Gainful Activity
While MS has a wide variety of symptoms you must focus on the effect of your symptoms on your ability to work. If it is determined that you can perform "substantial gainful activity" you may not receive benefits on your SSDI claim or SSI claim.
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