Whether you have severe multiple sclerosis (MS), or a milder case with periodic severe episodes, your condition can leave you unable to work. The unemployment rate among people with MS is high. But the cost of medical treatment is high, too, putting you in a financially dire situation. This is when Social Security Disability benefits can make a positive difference in your life. Benefits come with monthly checks to cover basic expenses and eligibility for Medicare or Medicaid health coverage. But winning benefits is complicated. There’s a high chance you’ll be denied and need to appeal. In this chart from the law firm Rosenfeld & Morgan, serving South Bend and people across Indiana and Michigan, see what you need to qualify with multiple sclerosis.