Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability Benefits
Most people can't imagine being in pain every minute of every day. But if you suffer from fibromyalgia, you know constant pain – both physical and emotional – is a reality. If you're not be able to work, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
The problem is that the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies over three-fourths of initial applications. And once you're denied, you only have 60 days to file an appeal.
If you have fibromyalgia and can't work even though you're undergoing regular treatment, trust Edgar Snyder & Associates to help you. We can help you with the application process, or if your claim was denied, we will fight to win your appeal.
Our experienced attorneys and legal staff work hard to get you the SSD benefits you need.
Fibromyalgia and Medical Complications
Because fibromyalgia causes long-term pain throughout the body – including muscles, tendons, and joints – the medical complications can be severe. Some of these include:
- Chronic tenderness
- Depression and anxiety
- Sleep disorders
- Lyme disease
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Migraine headaches
However, because fibromyalgia doesn't have an official recognized cause and is hard to diagnose, it may be difficult to be approved for SSD benefits. Often, the SSA will look for other diagnosed conditions in addition to fibromyalgia, including rheumatoid arthritis or degenerative disc disease.
Before applying for SSD benefits, you should visit a specialist regularly. The physician can establish a history of fibromyalgia symptoms and perform an accurate manual tender point examination – a procedure that helps to document the severity of fibromyalgia in patients.
At our law firm, we understand the difficult diagnosis process associated with fibromyalgia. The odds are stacked against you – but we know that your pain is very real.
If you suffer from severe fibromyalgia but your SSD claim was denied, contact Edgar Snyder & Associates right away. Remember, you only have 60 days to file an appeal.
We win the majority of claims we appeal for our clients. We can help you get the money you need. If we don't win your appeal, you won't owe us a penny. It's that simple.
SSD Application Denied? You Must Act Now
Do you have questions about the application process? We can help you apply and give you peace of mind knowing that you completed everything correctly.
Call 412-394-1000, or fill out a free SSD legal consultation form to get started. Our legal consultation is absolutely free, with no obligation to use our services. Phones answer 24/7 – call now.