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Disability Lawyer Omaha | September is Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

September 21, 2020

September is Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month. About 250,000 children and adults in the U.S. are living with muscular dystrophy. This blog will take a look at muscular dystrophy, including how this incurable condition qualifies for Social Security disability benefits with the help of an experienced attorney. 

Disability Attorney Nebraska 

If you are unable to work due to muscular dystrophy or any other debilitating condition, you may qualify for disability benefits. The Social Security Disability lawyer at Watson & Carroll, P.C., L.L.O. will advocate for your right to disability benefits so you can support yourself and your family. 

Receiving disability benefits can help people like you move forward with their lives instead of faltering backward because they can’t work, pay their bills, and provide for their families. Our team has helped thousands of people build a strong case for benefits. We’ve also helped them win.

We will serve as both your partner and your voice during the entire claims process, working directly with physicians and other healthcare providers to ensure they are setting you up for success every single step of the way. Call us today at 402-234-8787. You also can share your story here

Muscular Dystrophy and Disability 

There is no cure for muscular dystrophy. The condition causes muscles and the skeleton to weaken, and can affect the heart, nervous system, skin, eyes, brain, endocrine glands and more. There are more than 100 diseases that can be classified as muscular dystrophies. It is hereditary, and ultimately causes muscle tissue and cell death. Muscular dystrophy also can affect mood and cause learning disabilities. 

The Social Security Administration considers the various forms of muscular dystrophy among its list of qualifying conditions. If you have been diagnosed with Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, Fukuyama Congenital Muscular Dystrophy or Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, you qualify for the SSA’s Compassionate Allowance. That allows you to bypass much of the complicated claims process, especially with an attorney by your side. Medical records are crucial to qualify for compassionate allowance, which also will allow you to receive benefits much faster than most who apply and are granted disability compensation. 

To qualify for a Compassionate Allowance, you must: 

– lack the ability to speak or understand speech 

– be unable to use your hands, feet, or other extremities that affect movement and gait. 

– Have limitations on your ability to walk, lift, pull, bend, and work any kind of job. 

Your Muscular Dystrophy Disability Claim 

 An attorney can help you secure disability benefits much easier and faster than if you go it alone – even if you qualify for a Compassionate Allowance. If you don’t qualify for a Compassionate Allowance, your attorney can still push for your right to disability benefits if you are unable to work due to your condition, illness, or injury. Keep in mind, our disability attorney doesn’t get paid until you win your claim. It’s a no-risk step that is logical to take if you want your claim to be successful. 

Don’t Try to Win a Claim Alone – Seek a Disability Attorney’s Help Now 

The Social Security Disability attorneys at Watson & Carroll will advocate for your right to disability benefits.  Our team will serve as both your partner and your voice during the entire claims process. We work directly with physicians and other healthcare providers to ensure they are setting you up for success every step of the way. 

Your benefits are waiting for you. Don’t give up.

Call us today at 402-234-8787. You also can share your story here

About Watson & Carroll, P.C., L.L.O.

Watson & Carroll, P.C., L.L.O., is not a high-volume law firm that only speaks with clients when it is absolutely necessary. For us, it’s personal. Our team works closely with our clients and their loved ones not only so that we understand their challenges and concerns, but so we can tailor our approach to address different factors, aggressively pursue results, and secure peace of mind. Whether it is a workers’ compensation case, a personal injury claim, a medical malpractice case, or advocating for disability benefits, we work to protect our clients and make sure their rights are upheld. Our firm can help. Call 402-234-8787 or email contact@watsoncarroll.com. You also can fill out our confidential form here.

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