Issue Background

Social Security Disability

As we know, it can be difficult for individuals with HD to apply for and receive disability benefits. HDSA is committed to helping our community access the benefits they so desperately need, when they need them the most.

To find out more about Social Security Disability benefits, the applicaiton process, common misconceptions, and what you can do to prepare yourself, click HERE! 

HDSA believes it is imperative that individuals with HD be able to acces crucial disability benbefits when they become disabled as a result of HD. We believe that disability results from the triad of symptoms of HD: cognitive, behavioral and movement symptoms. We believe that it is our duty to continue to work with the Social Security Administration and HD families to ensure that all symptom categories of HD are recognized as disabling.