Fibromyalgia and Disability Benefits

 

fibromyalgia and disabilityFibromyalgia is a medical condition for which you can receive Social Security Disability Insurance or SSI benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).  In evaluating a fibromyalgia disability claim the SSA requires that the condition meet the following requirements:

  1. Widespread pain, present for at least three months.
  2. Pain in certain regions of the body.  The Social Security Administration rules require pain in at least 11 of 18 specific areas.
  3. Stiffness in the morning or after sitting for a short period of time.
  4. Fatigue.

If you have severe fibromyalgia symptoms and your ability to perform basic work activities is significantly limited, the Social Security Administration will approve you for disability or SSI benefits. Examples of limitations include:

  • Walking, standing, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, carrying or handling;
  • Seeing, hearing and speaking;
  • Understanding or carrying out and remembering simple instructions;
  • Responding appropriately to supervision, co-workers and usual work situations;
  • Dealing with changes in a routine work setting.

Often a treatment for a medical condition can be as limiting as the condition itself. For instance, narcotic pain medication can have a very limiting effect on the ability to work. For instance the ability to following instructions, maintaining concentration, interact with other people and complete an entire work day without taking extended breaks are limitations for which a disability claim can be approved.

Why You Should Trust Us with Your Disability Case

  1. You take on zero risk. If you are not approved for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, you will not pay anything ever. There are no exceptions to this policy. We guarantee it in writing with every client.
  2. We have a proven track record. We use our skills and experience to maximize your likelihood of receiving Social Security disability benefits.
  3. We work hard to promptly resolve your disability case. We attempt to get you approved at the earliest possible phase of your case.
  4. We genuinely care what happens to our clients. We personally handle your case and we are attentive to your needs. We are not a large national disability mill than only focuses on moving cases through the system. We are Michigan attorneys and we treat your case with the respect that it deserves to improve your chances of receiving benefits.

Call (248)560-7250 or email for a FREE attorney consultation about your case.