Here is My Question:
Can I get a permanent disability right after my diagnostic from SSI?
SSI is based on age/disability and low income, whereas SSDI is based on disability and work history/credits. I suspect based on your question that you are looking for SSDI based on your disability level. This can be hard to qualify for shortly after a diagnosis of MS, since most individuals with MS do not have significant disability this early in the disease. Exceptions include people with primary progressive MS or very aggressive forms of MS. Even people with obvious disability are often rejected the first time they apply. It is often necessary to hire a lawyer to take your case before an administrative law judge in this circumstance to obtain SSDI.
Talk to your neurologist or contact the national multiple sclerosis society for more information on applying for either SSI or SSDI.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
University of California San Diego
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