Cerebral palsy (CP) does not have a cure. Doctors can help you manage symptoms and prevent some complications, but they cannot make it go away. The symptoms may vary, but many people with CP have continuing trouble completing daily tasks or holding employment. Despite this difficulty with income, it's been estimated that people with CP in the US end up spending about $921,000 on the disease.

If you or a loved one has CP, you already know how painful and disabling it can be – even for those who may only have involvement of one limb. Accompanying tendonitis or arthritis may have, over time, made CP less manageable for you and left you less able to provide for yourself and your family.

If you think it might be time to pursue Social Security disability for cerebral palsy in New York, contact one of our White Plains disability attorneys. We can help you learn more about the disability application process in a free consultation. Each situation is unique, and even if your particular issues are not covered in this article, there is a possibility that you could still receive disability payments – depending upon your circumstances.

In general, Social Security disability covers CP in which you experience one or more of the following:

  • An IQ of 70 or less;
  • Abnormal behavior, such as destructiveness or emotional instability;
  • Significant problems communicating due to speech, hearing, or visual problems;
  • Disorganization of motor function that persistently involves two extremities. This determination is based upon how much trouble you have walking and/or using your fingers, hands, and arms.

The Bronx disability attorneys with Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. know how overwhelming applying for disability can be, especially when you are already adapting to a worsening disease and juggling doctors and medical treatment.

We are experienced New York disability lawyers and we have the knowledge and resources to help ease your way. If you'd like to learn more about New York disability for cerebral palsy, we would like to offer you a free consultation. Give us a call at 866-205-2415 or 855-614-4351 today. We look forward to speaking with you.