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Muscle Dystrophy is characterized by progressive loss of muscle tissue and muscle weakness. Muscle dystrophy is actually a broad term for several inherited (genetic) disorders pertaining to the same issues. The illness can affect specific muscles, or all of them. Common symptoms include muscle weakness (leading to delayed development of motor skills), drooling, trouble standing/walking.
The sheer lack of muscle control and strength will impede an individual’s ability to complete tasks. Depression can also plague the individual.
Muscular Dystrophy and Social Security Disability Benefits Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 11.13, then a strong claim may exist. The listing is as follows;
- 11.13 Muscular dystrophy with disorganization of motor function as described in 11.04B.
The sufferer of muscle dystrophy will lack developed motor skills and strength/control in their muscles. This will hinder abilities to perform many different types of work (ex. Not being able to type due to lack of motor skills, and not being able to walk due to lack of strength in the leg muscles). The individual can then become severely depressed.
To increase your chances of winning your Social Security Disability claim it is important for you to hire an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to get you the Social Security Disability help you deserve. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a form on our website for a FREE claim evaluation.