There are many conditions and diseases in that may qualify Americans to obtain disability payments from the Social Security Administration, or SSA. The SSA was initially developed as a type of retirement fund for senior citizens once they reach the age of retirement. As the Social Security System progressed, a program for working Americans with certain disabilities was developed to assist disabled Americans who were facing difficult life changes as well as financial hardships because they were unable to maintain sustainable employment due to their disability.One of the conditions covered by the SSA is Multiple Sclerosis or MS. Multiple Sclerosis is a mild to moderately progressive, disabling auto-immune disease of the Central Nervous System or CNS.There are several different "types" of MS, however, most people when first diagnosed will fit into one of two "types." The first type is called Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis or RRMS. People with this form of MS will usually have either one or multiple symptoms that will "flare up" from time to time. These "flares" are called exacerbations.The symptoms of MS can vary widely from patient to patient but one of the most prominent complaints nearly every patient complains of is fatigue. Aside from fatigue, many people also will experience some numbness and tingling of their hands and feet.Most people, when diagnosed with MS will find that their symptoms will entirely, or almost entirely disappear once an exacerbation has run its course, thus allowing them to return to work and their normal lifestyles, if it was in fact affected during the flare up. Sometimes an exacerbation is very mild and the affected person does not realize that it is happening, for this reason, it is vitally important to choose an MS Therapy Medication that has been proven to reduce or slow the progression of Multiple Sclerosis.The Social Security Administration recognizes this disease as a "qualifying" disease for Americans who are unable to remain working due to the progression of their condition. Although, even with a positive diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, this does not mean you will automatically qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits.There is still an application process set forth that you will need to be follow and it can be very complicated. There is a heavy flow of new applicants submitting requests for approval by the SSA and because of this, the Administration must follow a strict process to determine whether or not the applicant is in fact unable to maintain gainful employment due to their condition, level of disability or stage of disease.While a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis can be devastating news, For more info visit disability benefits for multiple sclerosis MS   it is important to do your best to maintain a positive attitude. Arm yourself with information, read as much literature as you can and talk about your concerns with a professional. Your Neurologist can probably refer you to a therapist or Psychologist that specializes in helping people cope with a diagnosis such as this and stay ahead of your disease by putting an action plan in place, it is a lot easier to deal with things when you are prepared and ready to take charge of your life rather than letting the disease control you!I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) in 1997, in 2001 shortly after the birth of my oldest son, I was diagnosed with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) and approved for SSD, I am now on SSD, have re-married, had a second son in 2007 and I have recently decided to share my story, you can follow me on my blog the link is posted below.Please click this