Does Alzheimer’s or Dementia Qualify a Person for Social Security Disability?

by Staff | June 10th, 2013

June 7, 2013

The number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia continues to grow in the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association says there are currently 5.2 million citizens afflicted with the disease. By 2025, they estimate that number will have swelled to roughly 7.1 million sufferers.

These diseases affect an individual’s ability to remember and retain new information over time, and can leave them unable to work or provide for themselves. This leaves many caregivers wondering what they can do to gather sufficient funds to offer care to their loved ones.

An expert who has written several books on the subject and recently published an article in Hernando Today explained that applying for Social Security Disability Benefits is one of the best options available for those suffering from this debilitating disease.

In order to file a claim for benefits, several vital pieces of information will be needed by the Social Security Administration. Documentation of a qualified physician’s diagnosis of the patient’s disease will be needed along with any other documentation of the condition that is available. If the claim is denied, the individual may need to seek advice on how to move forward from an attorney.

The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin may be able to help if you are considering applying for disability benefits or have a claim that was denied in the past.

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