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New York Disability Lawyers: Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

Learning about multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the best ways to learn to cope with the disease or help your loved ones cope.

What are the Types of MS?
If you have recently been diagnosed with MS, you have likely been diagnosed with 1 of these 4 types:

  • Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) – This is the most common type of MS in those who have been recently diagnosed. It is characterized by symptom flare-ups, from mild to severe, followed by remissions (absence of symptoms) that can last anywhere from a matter of days to over a year. 
  • Secondary-progressive MS (SPMS) – Unfortunately, many people who suffer from relapsing-remitting MS will develop secondary-progressive MS within 15 years of their initial diagnosis. In this form of the disease, you still have periods of MS disability followed by periods of remission, but you do not recover as fully. You will experience a progressive worsening of symptoms until you no longer experience remissions.
  • Primary-progressive MS (PPMS) – Only about 15% of MS sufferers experience this form of the disease. It is characterized by a steady worsening rather a cycle of flare-ups and remission.
  • Progressive-relapsing MS (PRMS) – In this rarest form of MS, you will experience both flare-ups and steady worsening from the outset. This form can be very difficult to manage, even with existing treatments.

Will Social Security Disability in New York Cover Multiple Sclerosis?
It is possible to receive Social Security disability in New York for MS. If you or a loved one is having trouble getting around, experiencing problems with vision or mental functioning, or has significant fatigue, you may qualify for disability for MS. Additionally, if you find that your MS has impaired your ability to work or get through your day, talk to an experienced White Plains disability attorney about your rights and options for compensation.

For any questions related to Social Security disability and MS in New York, give us a call today at 1-855-614-4351. The White Plains disability lawyers with Markhoff & Mittman, PC are devoted to helping injured and disabled New Yorkers get the compensation they need to get on with their lives.

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