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Myasthenia Gravis and SSD Benefits
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder that affects the muscles and the nerves that control them. The condition causes severe weakness of the voluntary (the iris of the eye would be considered involuntary, because it changes size to adjust to light levels on its own) muscles of the body. The fatigue lessens with inactivity/rest, but becomes progressively worse the more the muscles are used. Symptoms include difficulty walking, standing, breathing, and talking. Essentially any type of action involving use of voluntary muscles will be inhibited.
The intense fatigue/weakness of the muscles will make it difficult for anyone to work.
Myasthenia Gravis and SSD Benefits Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 11.12, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
11.12 Myasthenia gravis. With:
- Significant difficulty with speaking, swallowing, or breathing while on prescribed therapy; or
- Significant motor weakness of muscles of extremities on repetitive activity against resistance while on prescribed therapy.
The inability to efficiently control muscles vital to performing any type of work would disqualify an individual from performing any occupation. Severe fatigue would keep from being able to stand or walk for long periods. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility, please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or submit an application for a free claim evaluation.