Disability Assessment

 MS is the third most common neurological cause of disability, behind only stroke and epilepsy. The consequences of unemployment related to disability are numerous and may include loss of income and medical insurance and depression. Federal disability benefits can help restore critical income and health benefits. The Rocky Mountain MS Center offers the Disability Assessment and Legal Clinic programs to those who would like to learn more about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or who are applying for benefits.

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Tom Stewart, JD, MS, PA-C, Director of RMMSC Legal Clinic

Mr. Stewart studied as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame and studied law at Boston College Law School.  After clerking for the New Jersey Supreme Court, he attended physician assistant school at the University of Colorado where he received a Master’s Degree.  Mr. Stewart has been involved in the medical and legal care of MS patients for more than two decades.

For an appointment, please contact 720-301-9708.

To get an overview of the application process for disability benefits, click HERE.

Social Security Disability - Strategies

Although SSDI offers critical benefits, there is no guarantee that your application will be successful. However, you can take certain steps that will improve your understanding of the process and may improve your chances of success. Here are a few suggestions.

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Understanding Social Security Disability Insurance

Disability is a scary topic. It is nevertheless an important one. It is important not only for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), but for everyone because unforeseeable accidents and other diseases may occur. The consequences of unemployment related to disability are numerous, and may include loss of income, lack of health care benefits, loss of professional identity, social isolation, and increased focus on pain and impairments.

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