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If You Suffer from Guillain-Barre Syndrome You Can File for Social Security Disability Benefits

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome starts in the lower body, but can quickly lead to major joint dysfunction.

What begins as a tingling in your lower body that quickly turns into weakness, inability to walk, difficulty speaking or breathing, rapid heart rate, and severe achy pains at night could be signs of what’s known as Guillain-Barre syndrome. This disorder causes your immune system to attack your nervous system, starting with the common “pins and needles” sensation and ultimately leading to muscle weakness and possibly paralysis. In some rare cases a respiratory infection or stomach flu can lead to Guillain-Barre syndrome, but the exact cause of the disorder is unknown. Luckily, this disorder is not permanent and most people who suffer from Guillain-Barre syndrome will recover. However, you could possibly be affected for anywhere from a few weeks, months, or even years. While dealing with this issue it may be difficult or impossible to work. If you are unable to work due to Guillain-Barre syndrome and the associated symptoms, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

Requirements to File

The common symptoms of this disorder, such as the major dysfunction of a joint or chronic respiratory insufficiency, have their own entries in the Social Security Administration’s listing of qualifying conditions. While being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome is a less common reason to file for Social Security disability benefits than many of the symptoms, you can receive approval for benefits based on the disorder. Remember, documentation of your symptoms are essential to your claim. Physician’s notes, history of hospitalizations, imaging reports like x-rays or CT scans, and a history of hospitalization are vital pieces of information. A lawyer with experience helping individuals file  Social Security Disability benefits claims will be able to put you on the right path to receiving the aid you need.

Call Jenkins Block & Associates For Help Seeking Social Security Disability Benefits!

When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the program and its requirements. Consulting an individual who has insight on Social Security and the application process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.

Before trying to work out intricate Social Security Disability qualifications on your own, contact our office to make sure you understand the program and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!

Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your Social Security benefits!




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