Does Fibromyalgia Qualify You For Benefits?

As someone who suffers from fibromyalgia, you know that this condition diminishes your ability to perform basic tasks. Getting out of bed, dressing, cooking and caring for your family may be extremely difficult. It is likely that your symptoms may also make it impossible to work.

At Cutter Hall Karlock, LLC, we understand that living with fibromyalgia is hard enough. You don’t need the additional stress of being denied Social Security Disability Insurance/Supplemental Security Income (SSDI/SSI) benefits. Speak with one of our experienced lawyers to learn how we may help you get the benefits you need.

Crucial Help For Sufferers Of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia patients suffer from a range of symptoms that many describe as creating a “fibro fog,” and which make it difficult to concentrate and function because of the pain. The most common effects include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Sore muscles and joints
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headaches
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating

It is clear that the compound effect of fibromyalgia can be debilitating. However, because its symptoms are most often self-reported, the Social Security Administration (SSA) treats such claims skeptically. Many claims for fibromyalgia receive denial on the first attempt.

Fibromyalgia sufferers bear a burden of proof in pursuing benefits, and they typically need an attorney to help them. As such, you will need to provide the necessary evidence to establish that — according to the SSA’s qualifications — the disease has disabled you.

With decades of combined experience, our lawyers know which tests and medical reports the SSA wants to see. We can help you use medical evidence to prove the extent of your suffering and the resulting need for financial support.

We Can Advocate For You

Fibromyalgia is often an “invisible” condition to other people; only you can experience the pain and difficulties it can cause. For this reason, it is important to seek a professional diagnosis of your symptoms as well as professional guidance when applying for benefits.

To learn more about how we can help, call our Columbus office at 614-254-5503 or contact us online. We serve throughout central and southern Ohio, and initial consultations are always free.