Chicago Muscular Dystrophy Attorneys

Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyers

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the muscles that control motor function. Some forms of MD are seen in infancy or childhood, but others may not appear until adulthood. The type and extent of the symptoms of muscular dystrophy vary greatly in terms of muscle weakness, age of onset, and rate of progression.  There is no cure for muscular dystrophy but treatment includes physical therapy, respiratory therapy, speech therapy, orthopedic supports, and corrective orthopedic surgery.

The experienced Chicago social security disability benefits attorneys at Ankin Law focus on helping families receive social security disability benefits if a family member suffers from muscular dystrophy.  Contact one of our skilled social security disability benefits attorneys at (872) 529-9377 to schedule a free consultation to possible discuss social security benefits.

Social Security Disability Benefits for Children

If your child was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, your family may be entitled to social security disability benefits.  Social security disability programs are available for children who suffer from MD if they meet the qualifying conditions of the Social Security Administration (SSA).  In order to apply for social security disability benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you must provide detailed information about your child’s medical condition and its impact on the child’s ability to function in daily life.   The SSA will likely ask for permission to contact your child’s doctors, teachers and therapists to obtain information on your child’s muscular dystrophy.

Social Security Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes MS as a chronic illness or “impairment” under Section 11.13 of its Listing of Impairments. The SSA will determine eligibility based on the degree to which muscular dystrophy interferes with the use of fingers, hands and arms through paralysis, tremors, ataxia and sensory disturbances.

If you have significant and persistent disorganization of motor function in two extremities, resulting in sustained disturbance of gross and dexterous movements, or gait and station, and you are unable to work as a result, you may qualify for Social Security benefits, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Free Consultation

At Ankin Law, our compassionate and knowledgeable Chicago social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law focus on helping family members with muscular dystrophy obtain the appropriate social security disability benefits.  If you or a loved one suffers from muscular dystrophy, contact us at (872) 529-9377 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Chicago social security disability attorneys.


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Chicago, Illinois 60602

(872) 529-9377