Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease that will make it difficult if not impossible to work. If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s you can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits so that you will have the money you need to pay for essentials like housing and food.
Before your claim can be approved you will have to submit medical proof of your condition to the SSA. You will need show through your medical records that you meet the SSA’s requirements to qualify for benefits due to Parkinson’s.
How to Blue Book Can Help You Medically Qualify with Parkinson’s
The Social Security Administration’s Blue Book is the official listing of all the conditions that are recognized by the SSA. Each listing in the book contains a set of requirements that you must prove you meet in order to qualify for disability benefits.
Parkinson’s is covered by Blue Book listing 11.06 which states that to qualify for disability benefits with Parkinson’s disease you must have:
- The inability to control the movement of at least two extremities (either an arm and a leg or two arms or two legs), despite at least three months of treatment. This must result in extreme difficulty in the ability to balance while standing or walking, to stand up from a seated position, or to use the arms.
- "Marked" physical problems along with a "marked" limitation in any one of the following:
- thinking (understanding, remembering, or applying information)
- interacting with others (social problems), or
- finishing tasks (problems with concentration, persistence, or speed).
If you can provide medical records and other documentation that show you meet these requirements you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
Medical Evidence Do I Need to Win X Condition Claim?
One of the requirements that’s listed in the Blue Book says that you must have limited motion in order to qualify so you will need to submit medical proof like X-rays, MRI scans, and physical therapy records that show you have restricted movement as a result of Parkinson’s.
You will also need to submit a diagnosis of Parkinson’s and other medical records to support your claim.
If you use adaptive devices like a wheelchair or a walker because you can’t easily get around you can use doctor’s orders for those devices or insurance company approvals for those devices to help document your lack of mobility.
Help Filing for Disability Benefits with X Condition
Get a Free Case Evaluation Today: A lawyer may be able to assist in helping with disability benefits. The effects of Parkinson’s can be devastating, but disability benefits can make it easier because you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing you have money coming in.
Meeting the requirements that the SSA has set for Parkinson’s disease Getting expert help from a lawyer that specializes in disability cases will help you make sure that you have the right medical documentation to get your claim for disability benefits approved quickly the first time.