Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movement and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development; before, during, or shortly after birth; or during infancy. It is believed that disorders are not caused by problems in the muscles or nerves, but rather through faulty development or damage to motor areas in the brain, which disrupts the brain’s ability to adequately control movement and posture.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy range in severity. Some individuals might have difficulty with motor tasks such as writing, while others might experience trouble maintaining balance and walking.
Cerebral Palsy can cause involuntary movements such as uncontrollable motions of the hands.
Applying for Social Security Disability for Cerebral Palsy can be a long and frustrating process with many denials from the administration. It is strongly suggested that you retain a lawyer as soon as possible to help you with the intricacies of the requirements for your claim, and for legal assistance to guide you through the appeals process so you will be able to win your Social Security claim for benefits.
A professional will help you at all levels of the administrative process to:
- Assist you with your initial SSI & SSDI application, with filing your request with the Social Security Administration for reconsideration, requesting a hearing before an administrative law judge or filing an appeal with the Appeals Council
- Analyze your case under federal Social Security Disability regulations. Obtain a copy of your file from the Office of Hearings & Appeals to ensure that it reflects all your past medical treatment and that all records and documents contained therein are admissible as evidence
- Ask that any prior SSI & SSDI applications for benefits be reopened
- Protect your right to a fair hearing
- Make any necessary Social Security appeals
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Please contact our SSDI lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. Jacoby & Meyers has offices throughout the U.S.