Disability Benefits For Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is particularly frustrating for many individuals suffering from it due to the severe pain that it causes and the difficulty doctors have in diagnosing it. No one knows exactly what causes fibromyalgia, also known as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), but the condition causes widespread pain throughout the body.
The Effects Of Fibromyalgia
Symptoms include debilitating pain, tender points, gastrointestinal issues, numbness, stiffness, cognitive dysfunction, extreme fatigue and soreness, muscular pain, and sleep disturbance. It has also been linked to psychological issues and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress.
FMS often limits the individual’s ability to work, engage in social interactions and perform daily tasks. Because of this, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are often available to those who suffer from fibromyalgia.
Getting Social Security Benefits And SSI For Disability Due To Fibromyalgia
It is difficult for people to prove how their fibromyalgia limits their ability to work. Because the disease can seem vague to people who are not informed about or familiar with the condition, Social Security often denies claims related to this condition. With an experienced attorney, however, you can get the medical documentation you need to win your case and to link the disease to the limitations it has placed on your daily life and work.
At Manring & Farrell, we have assisted individuals throughout Ohio in successfully obtaining the benefits they need to provide for themselves and their family as they suffer from fibromyalgia. Whether you are filing a new claim or trying to appeal a denied claim, our attorneys can assist you.
It is important that you seek medical attention for the symptoms and try recommended care — like recommended therapy, treatments or exercising — to show that you are doing your best to deal with the condition. We will help you carefully document these actions and include them in your claim.
Living With Fibromyalgia? Talk To One Of Our SSD Attorneys.
We are dedicated to helping people struggling with a disability or chronic illness file new SSD or SSI claims and file appeals on claims that have been denied. We hate to lose and will do everything to ensure a fair result. We provide free initial consultations to discuss your situation. Please contact our Columbus, Lebanon, Lima or other offices in Ohio today at 614-678-7199, or contact us via our online form.