When people living with MS find themselves unable to continue working due to disability, they turn to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). And when they do, many are surprised to find the long, winding, sometimes confusing road that lies ahead.
This week, disability law expert Jamie Hall joins me to demystify the process of applying for SSDI benefits. Jamie specializes in social security and long-term disability law. And he, literally, wrote the book for the National MS Society on applying for SSDI benefits.
We'll also tell you about the amazing work this year's recipient of the Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research is involved in.
We're reporting on the progress that scientists are making in penetrating the blood brain barrier (And we'll remind you about why that makes a real difference for everyone living with MS!)
We're sharing the details about KYV-101, the experimental CAR-T cell therapy that's been given a Fast Track designation by the FDA.
We'll tell you about study results that show people with a university education are more likely to be on a disease-modifying therapy.
And we're sharing study results that identify the inequity in geographic proximity to MS care in the United States.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
This Week: How to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits :22
This year's recipient of the Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS research 1:58
Real progress reported in efforts to penetrate the blood brain barrier 7:17
FDA gives Fast-Track designation to CAR-T cell therapy for MS 10:03
STUDY: Having a university education makes it more likely that someone with MS will be on a DMT 13:04
STUDY: Geographic proximity to MS care in the U.S. is far from equal 15:04
Disability law expert Jamie Hall discusses how to apply for SSDI benefits 19:29
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RealTalk MS Episode 336
Guest: Jamie Hall, Esq.