As some people can attest, whether they have fibromyalgia or whether someone they love does, those who suffer from fibromyalgia face a whole host of crippling symptoms. They experience widespread and constant pain, fatigue, issues with the quality of their sleep and often psychological distress.
Many who suffer from fibromyalgia find that the condition prevents them not only from being able to work, but also to even keep up with their normal day-to-day activities. It is an illness that can affect every facet of their lives. When this happens, those with fibromyalgia may want to consider pursuing Social Security disability benefits.
In general, if a person has fibromyalgia (or any other medical condition) that keeps him or her from being able to work for at least one year, he or she may seek SSD benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will thoroughly consider an applicant’s medical records to determine if they have a disabling condition and to determine if that condition prevents the applicant from performing any type of work.
People with fibromyalgia may want to apply for SSD benefits, but they may not know how. An incomplete or insufficient application could cause a person to be denied benefits, meaning they then have to go through the appeals process. That is why it is important to have the advice of a Social Security disability attorney from day one.
Attorneys, such as those at the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod and Baril, PLLC, are experienced in helping people nationwide with their SSD benefits applications. They can help ensure that the best possible case is made to the SSA. Moreover, if a person’s application for benefits is denied, they can assist the person with the appeals process. To learn more about how an attorney can assist those seeking Social Security disability benefits for injuries, you can visit the firm’s webpage.