Parkinson’s Disease and Social Security Disability Benefits
Parkinson’s disease, or Parkinson’s syndrome, is a brain disorder that is characterized by tremors throughout the body. The shaking that occurs interferes with coordination. This illness is the result of slowly deteriorating nerve cells that control dopamine (a chemical used to help control muscle function). Without a proper way to send this chemical, muscle function begins to suffer.
The individual’s loss of muscle control makes many occupations difficult to perform.
Parkinson’s Disease and Social Security Disability Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 11.06, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
- Significant rigidity, bradykinesia, or tremor in two extremities, which, singly or in combination, result in sustained disturbance of gross and dexterous movements, or gait and station.
Uncontrollable tremors, slow movement, and loss of coordination are enough to render an individual unable to work. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility, please contact us at 1-800-882-5500 or submit an application for a free claim evaluation.