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May 30 is World MS Day

Posted by Scott Flexer

Around the globe, approximately 2.3 million people live with multiple sclerosis (MS), although that number could be much higher because it’s likely that many people with MS remain undiagnosed in certain parts of the world; in the United States, about 200 new cases diagnosed each week. To bring the MS community together, raise awareness, share stories, and create positive change, World MS Day was created in 2009 by the MS International Federation and its members. Arriving May 30 annually, World MS Day involves hundreds of events held across dozens of countries. This year’s theme is “My Invisible MS,” focusing on the often unseen but very real effects MS can have on people

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Topics: disability benefits, Multiple Sclerosis

The Facts About Disability and Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Scott Flexer

According to the New York Times, a new study has found that the most popular medication for treating Multiple Sclerosis has “little or no effect” on the progression towards disability. While it certainly assists with the symptoms, it’s not an effective way to prevent complete disability. While this isn’t great news, there is at least the comfort that multiple sclerosis is treatable to some extent—and that recourse exists for those who suffer from the disease.

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Topics: disability eligibility, Social Security Disability Income, Multiple Sclerosis

Can I Receive Disability Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you live with multiple sclerosis and are unable to work due to an MS-related disability and/or other conditions, you might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The Social Security Disability Guidebook can assist in deciding whether applying for disability benefits is right for you, and in navigating the complex application process.

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Topics: Multiple Sclerosis

Stay informed of changes and new policies that can affect your disability benefits!