ALS and Social Security Disability


A number of our Social Security Disability clients suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Individuals suffering from this disorder frequently experience the following symptoms:

*weakness in the hand, foot, arm, or leg,

*difficulty speaking and swallowing, and

*difficulty walking.

The course of prescribed treatment can include night-time breathing assistance, a prescription of Riluzole (believed to reduce the damage of motor neurons), and stem cell or gene therapy. While not all individuals who have been diagnosed with ALS will be found disabled under Social Security rules, one source of information for people with ALS that we recommend is the ALS Association. The ALS Association is a non-profit with great information and resources for those suffering from ALS, and you can learn a great deal by visiting their Web site.

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