Can You Receive SSD Benefits for Fibromyalgia?
If you have severe fibromyalgia, you may qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits.
According to statistics, approximately 85 percent of patients with fibromyalgia are women. If you’ve experienced symptoms of widespread pain for at least three months along with tension headaches, sleep disturbances, memory loss, stiffness, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, or other conditions, then you may have a claim for disability on the basis of fibromyalgia syndrome.
The Social Security Administration’s listing of impairments does not list fibromyalgia specifically. Fibromyalgia can be difficult to diagnose, and a diagnosis often depends heavily on patients’ self-reporting of symptoms like pain and fatigue. However, if fibromyalgia symptoms prevent a patient from working, the person may qualify for SSD benefits.
The SSD lawyers at Kocian Law Group are committed to fighting to prove your claim for disability benefits on the basis of your fibromyalgia or other conditions. We are a nationally-recognized firm that provides comprehensive representation, regular communications, and ease of document transfer. At our firm, we can provide you with straightforward advice on the intricacies of disability law and the benefits to which you may be entitled.
If you are unsure about your entitlement to disability, then you need to consult with a law firm that can evaluate your case fully. We offer professional, courteous and excellent legal representation.
When you hire the Kocian Law Group, we do the following on your behalf:
- Gather the information, including all of the medical data from your treating sources, to show how your fibromyalgia is disabling;
- Demonstrate that you can no longer perform the tasks required of your previous occupation, due to the severely debilitating nature of the fibromyalgia and
- Prove your fibromyalgia is so serious and impairing that the condition prevents you from engaging in any substantial gainful activity.
The Kocian Law Group handles these type of disability cases on a contingent-fee basis. This means that if there is no recovery of benefits for you, then there is no legal fee. Contact us now.