Can I Get Social Security Disability For Parkinson's Disease?

Sep 08, 2011 Comments Off on Can I Get Social Security Disability For Parkinson's Disease? by

Question: Can I get Social Security disability for Parkinson’s Disease?

Answer: Yes, it is possible to get Social Security disability for Parkinson’s disease?

Most people who have Parkinson’s disease do not qualify for Social Security disability benefits because they are already past full retirement age. There are no Social Security disability benefits after you reach full retirement age — currently 66 — just retirement benefits.

Younger people do get Parkinson’s disease and it can certainly be severe. See Michael J. Fox. You don’t have to have as serious a problem with Parkinson’s disease as Mr. Fox to get on Social Security disability. Your ability to stand and walk and your ability to use your hands are certainly important to Social Security but Parkinson’s affects people in many different ways. Just tell us whatever it is about Parkinson’s that keeps you from working.

At the Charles T. Hall Law Firm, we work with people disabled by many different conditions. Just give us a call. We’ll be happy to evaluate your case.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.