Social Security Disability For Fibromyalgia
Not all disabilities have known causes. If you suffer from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, an experienced lawyer can help you get SSD benefits. At the West Caldwell and Absecon The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, we help individuals throughout New Jersey with their Social Security disability claims. We can help you get the benefits you deserve for your fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.
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The Social Security Administration looks at a number of factors when awarding benefits, including your initial diagnosis and an evaluation of how your condition impacts your daily living and ability to work. We will help you document your medical condition and its impact as fully as possible, so you can demonstrate that it meets the criteria in the Social Security Commissioner’s Regulations if you suffer from either of the following:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A condition characterized by consistent tiredness and fatigue for many months for no apparent reason, the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, are unknown. However, it is recognized by the Social Security Administration, and you can receive benefits if your disability results in muscle pain, weakness, unexplained headaches, poor concentration or difficulty sleeping. The symptoms can be so severe as to interfere with daily functioning or the ability to work.
Fibromyalgia: Another mysterious condition without a known cause, fibromyalgia is a condition that causes tender points at 11 to 18 locations on the body. The symptoms vary by person, but they include fatigue, muscle pain, poor sleep, impaired cognitive functioning, and tingling or numbness in the hands or feet. The symptoms can be so severe as to interfere with daily functioning or the ability to work.
Autoimmune Disorders: There are almost 100 different types of autoimmune disorders that cause the immune system to attack and destroy healthy body tissue. Some autoimmune disorders are hereditary. Autoimmune disorders include Diabetes Mellitus, Lupus, Rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis, multiple sclerosis, HIV and AIDS. The symptoms and conditions may be so severe as to interfere with an individual’s ability to work.
We are ready to help you at any point of the process, seeking to ensure that you get the social security disability benefits you deserve:
- Initial filing of Social Security Disability claims
- Appeal of initial denied claims
- Appeals of reconsidered denials
- Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings
- Appeals to the Appeals Council
- Appealing claims in Federal District Court
Contact The Firm To Learn More
The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur represents clients throughout North and South New Jersey. Offices are open weekdays from nine to five, and your phone call will be promptly returned, to get you the answers you need.
With offices in both Essex County and Atlantic County, we are able to conveniently serve people from throughout the state.