Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) and Social Security
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? Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is considered a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is CBD?
CBD is a neurodegenerative disorder in which the cortex and other areas of the brain atrophy and lose function as nerve cells die. It is a progressive disease that usually begins on one side of the body but eventually becomes bilateral. The symptoms of CBD are similar to those of Parkinson’s, and are generally resistant to treatment. CBD usually begins around the age of 60 and worsens as the individual ages, eventually robbing him or her of the ability to walk. The cause of CBD remains unknown.
Some of the symptoms of CBD include:
- Poor coordination
- Restricted movement
- Poor balance
- Visual-‐spatial difficulties
- Speech impairment
- Involuntary muscle movement
- Difficulty swallowing
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 CBD
CBD automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with CBD, 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 CBD, 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.