Neurological System Disorders

You May Be Eligible for SSDI/SSI Benefits

The neurological disorders are serious medical conditions that are dealt with in Listing 11.00. They can be congenital or caused by a disease, illness or injury that affects the peripheral nervous system, brain, central nervous system or spinal cord. Despite their severity and debilitating symptoms, you cannot receive Social Security Disability Insurance/Supplemental Security Income (SSDI/SSI) benefits simply because you have a neurological disorder. You must prove that your disorder is a severe impairment and that because of your impairment, you lack the residual functional capacity to work.

Because the SSDI/SSI benefits process is lengthy and complex, many people turn to Rubin Guttman & Associates, L.P.A., for assistance. We represent individuals in Ohio who suffer from neurological disorders. Our experienced lawyers understand how to provide the appropriate medical evidence to the Social Security Administration (SSA). We can help you submit your initial application and represent you at hearings and appeals. Please speak with one of our Cleveland SSDI brain injury attorneys and neurological disorder lawyers to learn how we may help you.

Medical Evidence of Neurological Disorders

Symptoms of neurological system disorders can include amnesia, confusion, speech dysfunction, movement disorders, visual impairments, pain or paralysis, numbness and tingling, depending on the disorder. The SSA's listing of impairments for the neurological system includes the following disorders:

  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Brain injuries
  • Brain tumors
  • Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage)

To receive benefits because you suffer from one of these disorders, you must submit medical documentation to the SSA that proves your functional impairment means that you cannot work.

For neurological system disorders, this may include electrodiagnostic tests, a spinal tap, blood tests, MRIs, muscle strength and reflex tests, a physical exam, a mental status exam and a thorough medical history. Receiving appropriate medical treatment is also very important for your health and your claim. Your physician must document the disorder's effect on your ability to work and perform day-to-day tasks.

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