Yakima man needs Social Security Disability benefits to reclaim his life

Financial Protection You Need to Move Forward

If you live with multiple sclerosis (MS), you know how hard it can be just to get through each day.

It affects your entire body. Routine tasks become extraordinary efforts. Walking across the house takes everything you can muster. It’s hard to hold down a full-time job with these limitations on your health.

But your bills don’t stop coming.

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are crucial in this situation. The monthly checks can help you avoid financial ruin while you work on feeling your best, day in and day out.

Winning these benefits can be difficult, however.Most applications are denied initially, and the appeals process is complex.

It’s why you need someone on your side, guiding you through every step.

If you’re in Yakima, Kennewick or anywhere in the Tri-Cities area, contact the experienced lawyers at Bothwell & Hamill today.

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MS Symptoms that Qualify You for Social Security Disability Benefits

Each case of MS is different. The Social Security Administration (SSA) regards MS as a chronic, inflammatory and degenerative disorder.

That means your pain is constant, and it’s not going away. Some possible symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Tremors
  • Cognitive problems
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision problems
  • Numbness and/or tingling
  • Problems concentrating and remembering things
  • Depression

Even if you don’t have those exact symptoms, your MS could still qualify you for benefits. Here’s what you have to prove:

• Your MS forces you out of your job.
• It also prevents you from changing to another line of work.
• It will keep you out of work for at least a year.

We’ll take time to listen to you and understand what you’re going through. Even a mild case can be debilitating.

You can get Bothwell & Hamill to examine your case and let you know your options for free.

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How to Prove Your Disability with Multiple Sclerosis

The toughest part of this process is winning your case. You’ll need ample evidence to prove your disability to the SSA, including:

  • 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

The SSA has its own legal system, a complex web of rules and procedures where one tiny mistake can deny you the benefits you truly deserve.

Getting denied feels cruel and undeserved. But you don’t have to face it alone.

Working with an attorney can give you your best chance at winning the benefits you need. A recent Government Accountability Office study found claimants are almost three times more likely to win benefits when they have representation at their disability hearings.

The experienced attorneys at Bothwell & Hamill know the system. We know where people make the most mistakes and how to avoid errors. We also want what’s best for our neighbors in Washington.

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