Newark Multiple Sclerosis And SSD Attorney

At the West Caldwell and Absecon law offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, we help clients throughout north and south New Jersey who have multiple sclerosis. From Atlantic City to Paterson, we help multiple sclerosis patients obtain the Social Security benefits they need and deserve.

To discuss your claim, contact a skilled attorney online or call us at 973-200-6629 or 877-892-0197. In a free initial consultation, we will help you understand your legal options.

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the nervous system including the brain and spinal cord causing:

  • Muscle weakness, coordination and balance issues
  • Visual and cognitive problems
  • Physical sensations such as numbness, tingling, or prickling

These symptoms occur when the sheath that protects the nerve cells becomes damaged. This causes messages between the nerves and brain to be disrupted.

There is no known cause or cure for MS but drug therapies including Corticosteroid medications such as Avonex, Betaseron, Rebif, Copaxone, Novantrone, and Tysabri can slow the progress of the disease and alleviate symptoms. MS is most likely to occur in women age 20 to 40, but also occurs in men and can cause loss of ability or limitations in ability to speak, see and/or walk.

How To Qualify For SSD Benefits With MS

In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits an individual must show severe limitations in motor function, vision or in mental or cognitive functioning. Also, documentation of significant reproducible fatigue in the muscle groups related to neurological dysfunction may be used to prove disability.

You can prove your disability to the Social Security Administration in two ways. First, you can document that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria found in the Social Security Commissioner's regulations. Second, if you are an adult, you can document that your condition and symptoms are so severe that you are unable to work. If you are a child under 18, you must similarly show that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria in the Social Security Commissioner's regulations or that your condition is functionally equal to the Commissioner's regulations.

Our Social Security Disability Practice

The experienced disability attorney at the law firm of Sheryl Gandel Mazur have been representing individuals in their Social Security Disability appeals for more than 30 years. Let us help you receive your Social Security Disability benefits.

Our disability law firm represents individuals throughout the Social Security process, including:

For more information about MS in New Jersey, visit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's website.

Contact An Essex County MS Disability Claims Lawyer

To discuss your claim and learn what our firm can do for you, contact an SSD and SSI lawyer at our firm. We are ready to answer your questions and provide you with the personal attention and legal service you need.