Walker Warburg Syndrome (WWS) and Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Typically, applying for and receiving social security disability benefits can take many months. But what if your disabling condition is so severe that you cannot wait? Walker Warburg Syndrome (WWS) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is WWS?
WWS is the most severe form of congenital muscular dystrophy. It is a multisystem disorder associated with brain, eye, and muscle abnormalities. One of the characteristic features of the disorder is lissencephaly, an abnormally smooth appearance to the surface of the brain resulting from an absence of the normal folding pattern of the brain tissue. Several genes have been identified as potential contributors to WWS, but research on the disease continues. There is no cure for WWS; most children born with the condition die before the age of 3.
Some of the symptoms of WWS include:
- Muscle weakness
- Poor muscle tone
- Developmental delay
- Mental retardation
- Feeding difficulties
- Enlarged head size
- Fluid on the brain
- Small eyes with retinal abnormalities
If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to talk with a doctor immediately.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and WWS
WWS qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with WWS, then you are considered disabled for at least 24 months from the date of diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with WWS, contact an experienced social security disability lawyer today. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a free consultation form for a free evaluation of your social security disability case.