The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t always make it easy for those who have Huntington’s disease (HD) to get the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income benefits they deserve.
Many Huntington’s disease claims are denied because SSA says:
(1) Your Huntington’s disease won’t prevent you from working at least 12 months,
(2) Your Huntington’s disease problems aren’t severe,
(3) Your Huntington’s disease or its complications don’t meet the requirements of, or is the equivalent of, a Medical Listing,
(4) You can return to the lightest job you held in the 15 years before you became disabled, or
(5) There is other work you can do in the mythical national economy based on your age, education, transferable skills and your residual functional capacity.
Not all Huntington’s disease cases are severe enough to make you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, but Nancy Cavey has successfully represented many SSA applicants with Huntington’s disease.