Can I Receive Benefits for a Neurological Disability?
There are a number of conditions that can prevent a person from working and earning an income. Neurological conditions, or those that affect the brain, are some of the most costly and debilitating health conditions that a person can have. Aside from high medical bills, the person and their family have to deal with lost wages. If a neurological condition keeps you from working, you may be able to get disability benefits.
Disability benefits help people of all ages and afflictions stay afloat financially. Contact an experienced disability attorney to ease the stress and work while you recover from your neurological disability.
Types of Neurological ConditionsMany conditions can originate in the brain. These conditions affect the body in different ways and vary in severity. If you live with any of the following conditions and are unable to work, you can file a claim for benefits:
- Brain tumors
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Parkinson's Disease
- Cerebral Palsy
A neurological condition can affect a person's ability to:
- Perform basic functions of living (eating, breathing, sleeping, etc)
- Take care of one's self (bathing, grooming, etc)
- Perform mental functions (concentrating, thinking, remembering, etc)
What Benefits Can I Get for a Neurological Disability?
The Social Security Administration recognizes that neurological illnesses, injuries, and conditions can be disabling and prevent a person from working. These disabilities qualify a person for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Which one of these two programs a person is eligible for depends on their work history or income and resources. If the brain injury is a result of military service, then you may be able to get benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The expert disability attorneys at Coye Law Firm are experienced with Florida, New York, Michigan, and District of Columbia law and are here to help the disabled.