Chronic Pain and SSA Disability Requirements
Fibromyalgia (often referred to as fibromyositis) can be a challenging case to prove before the Social Security Administration, but at Binder & Binder®, we are ready to fight for our clients. We have achieved a record of success in winning disability cases for those who have fibromyalgia, as well as other Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income matters.
Unfortunately, there is no test for Fibromyalgia. The diagnosis is one of exclusion. This means that your doctor may have ruled out other diagnoses and your symptoms match those of a Fibromyalgia diagnosis. The disease is marked by long-term pain throughout the body, including the muscles, joints and soft tissue. Sufferers often feel extreme fatigue, joint stiffness, sleep disturbance and often depression - so much so that they cannot hold down a normal, competitive five-day-a-week, eight-hour-a-day job.
Fibromyalgia and the SSA
A fibromyalgia diagnosis can challenge those trying to get SSD benefits. One is the nature of the disease and disability. Fibromyalgia and its causes are not yet clearly understood, so sometimes examiners are unable to classify these cases, and sometimes doubts are raised about its existence. If your diagnosis of fibromyalgia is keeping you from working, the Social Security Disability advocates at Binder & Binder® may be able to help.
Many of our clients suffer with fibromyalgia in addition to another serious illness or disability, like orthopedic injuries or other musculoskeletal problems. If you suffer from more than one illness or type of pain, we will make sure to keep the complete picture in perspective when helping you fill out your Social Security Disability forms. This may increase your chance of winning your fibromyalgia disability benefits claim.
Medical record documentation of doctor's appointments, medications and treatment, and treating doctors' opinions is essential to proving you are actually affected by fibromyalgia and eligible for fibromyalgia disability benefits. A Social Security Disability Advocate from Binder & Binder® can advise you on what sort of documentation you need to improve your chances of winning your fibromyalgia disability benefits claim.
Contact Binder & Binder®Today
Many people in your situation contact a lawyer or professional SSD advocate. We believe that the best way to learn about disability insurance and benefits, and how it applies to a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, is to talk with us at Binder & Binder®. Call us at 1-800-66-BINDER or complete our online contact form. We have locations nationwide and serve clients all over America - no matter where you live.