In the United States there are over 400,000 people with MS and over 200 new cases are diagnosed each week. If you have a long term disability policy you should consider applying for long term disability benefits. MS is a chronic, often debilitating disease that can attack your brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.
This can cause numbness in your limbs, fatigue, motor weakness, poor balance, heat sensitivity, pain, cognitive impairments, mood disorders and even paralysis or loss of vision.
Unfortunately, as many as 50% of people with MS are unable to work because of their disability. If you have been diagnosed as having MS and have a long term disability policy, you should consult a MS long term disability attorney to assist you with your long term disability application.
If you have applied for long term disability benefits because of disability caused by MS and/or complications and were denied, you should immediately consult with a reputable MS long term disability lawyer. Why? You will have 180 days from the date of your denial in which to appeal the denial of your MS long term disability claim. Regardless of how strong your physician supports your claim, you will need to the assistance of a qualified MS long term disability attorney to assist you in the claims and appeal process. If you don’t, you will hate yourself later when the time for the appeal of your denial has lapsed.