New Bill to Allow ALS Patients Access to Disability Benefits Passes in SenateDecember 8, 2020
The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that will make it easier for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to receive disability benefits. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the ability for the brain to control muscle movements. Individuals with ALS will eventually lose the ability to speak, walk, and breathe. If approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, this legislation would eliminate a five-month waiting period for people with ALS to receive Social Security disability. This bill was first introduced by the founding members of the Senate ALS Caucus and would greatly improve the lives of ALS patients if it gets passed. By waiving the waiting period, benefits will be available to those who are suffering from this disease much faster and more efficiently. The bill will also lesson some financial hardships that goes along with an ALS diagnosis.
The passing of this legislation has been a priority for the Senate ALS Caucus for a long time. This will make life easier for ALS patients and ensure that they are able to live financially comfortably for the remaining time they have with their family and friends.
Social Security disability benefits are designed to financially help those who are unable to work due to a disability or specific condition. To make the process of filing for Social Security Disability benefits easier, contact the Maryland Social Security disability lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton for help. Our dedicated legal team understands how difficult it is to live with a disability or condition such as ALS and are here to make your life easier. For more information or updated on the ALS bill, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online for a free consultation.
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