April is Parkinson’s disease awareness month. Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects nearly a million Americans. The disorder is progressive, meaning the symptoms tend to worsen over time. Since Parkinson’s disease can prevent some people from working—especially as they get older—it is a disease recognized by the Social Security Administration as being eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
This month, organizations like the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation are working to raise awareness and research funds for Parkinson’s Disease. In addition to national organizations, many local organizations and individuals around the country are participating in many different events to benefit those affected by Parkinson’s disease.
As far as the Social Security Administration is concerned, Parkinson’s disease is a serious disorder that can prevent people from doing the work they once did, or any work at all in extreme cases. Just as with any condition, once the SSA determines whether an applicant is able to work or not, they will then consider other factors which will lead to a decision on SSDI.
Since Parkinson’s disease is progressive, it tends to affect people worse as they age. The SSA takes this into consideration when making a decision on disability, along with the other degenerative effects of aging.
If you are unable to work and you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you may be eligible for SSDI benefits. However, the application process is long and complicated. That’s why it’s so important to get professional representation from an SSDI attorney.
For a free case evaluation, contact one of the St. Louis Social Security disability attorneys at Kullmann, Klein & Dioneda, P.C. as soon as possible. You may call us toll-free at 1-800-536-8844 or send us a quick email. We are here to help you get the assistance you need.