Somerset County SSD Attorneys | Multiple Sclerosis
Representing NJ clients facing disability because of multiple sclerosis
Many people in the United States suffer from multiple sclerosis, a progressive disease that not only gets worse over time but can ebb and flow in and out of serious, debilitating symptoms. When a person cannot work because of multiple sclerosis, their whole life may depend on the benefits they receive through Social Security Disability Insurance. MS is a complicated disease that can become problematic when requesting disability benefits because of the constant ups and downs of the disease. If you are disabled because of multiple sclerosis, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer who focuses on Social Security disability benefits. Siragusa Law Firm is a Somerset County SSD law firm offering quality legal services for disabled clients in New Jersey. If you suffer from a disability brought on by multiple sclerosis and you need a firm that will fight for you, contact Siragusa Law Firm for a consultation.
The OASDI program
With every paycheck, we contribute to Social Security. To be used in case of a disability or when we retire, the Social Security’s Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program takes a part of our earnings every pay period. The OASDI program taxes our earnings at a rate of 6.2%. With employers meeting our contribution, our pay into Social Security is 12.4%. For those who work for themselves, the OASDI tax rate is 12.4% to supplement what would have been an employer’s and employee’s combined contribution.
SSDI | multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a problematic disease when requesting support through Social Security Disability Insurance. As stated above, MS is a progressive disease that gets worse over time. Though many people can live long, normal lives and conduct themselves flawlessly in the workplace, others are not so lucky. The issue of MS when requesting disability benefits stems from the fact that symptoms are not constantly burdening the subject. To establish a disability that satisfies the SSA’s requirements, a person must be disabled for 12 months or more. When a person with MS goes in and out of remission or a bout of manageable symptoms, it is hard to satisfy the SSA’s definition of disabled. When symptoms are bad, they can be debilitating, stopping a person from being able to do their job and enjoy the pleasures of everyday life. It is important to have overwhelming evidence to support your claim, including the need for an MRI or spinal tap and the documentation of neurological and physiological deficits associated with multiple sclerosis.
Somerset County | SSD legal services | Multiple sclerosis
Siragusa Law Firm is an effective and knowledgeable SSDI law firm serving all of New Jersey. If you need a Social Security disability claims attorney, our firm is ready to help. Siragusa Law Firm helps clients:
- Assess a disability claim
- Establish evidence to prove one’s disability through the process
- Protect one’s entitlement to SSD benefits
- Appeal denied SSD claims
Contact a seasoned Somerset County SSD claims attorney
Multiple sclerosis can terribly impact one’s life over time. When employment is on the line, a person with MS can quickly find themselves without a lifeline. When requesting disability benefits, it is important to have an effective attorney that can fight for your entitlement. Contact a firm that can protect your rights and help you get the support you need. Contact Siragusa Law Firm for a consultation today.