Getting SSDI for Fibromyalgia
If you have severe fibromyalgia, you may find it difficult to work a full-time job. I have a family member with fibromyalgia and have seen firsthand what a significant impact it can have on your quality of life. In that situation, you may want to apply for Social Security Disability, or SSDI.
Here’s what you need to know about SSDI and fibromyalgia and what to expect from the process.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a disorder related to how the central nervous system processes pain signals. It can be at times highly painful and debilitating. People with fibromyalgia might suffer from muscle spasms, weakness, and memory loss. The disorder has also been linked to anxiety and depression.
The chronic pain and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia don’t tend to go away. There are numerous treatments and alternative therapies to help, but the problem is long-term and can last a lifetime.
That’s why some people with severe fibromyalgia need SSDI. Social Security Disability can help if the condition becomes so unbearable that you can no longer function in a work environment.
What If You Apply for SSDI for Fibromyalgia and Get Denied?
As an SSDI lawyer in Memphis, I work with people who’ve been denied benefits the first time around.
If you’ve been denied SSDI for fibromyalgia, you have 60 days to appeal. But don’t try to appeal on your own. You should be focused on feeling better, and even the slightest mistake on your paperwork could prevent that.
I can help you put together a strong appeal, without any reward unless you win.
I’d love to speak with you about your case and help in any way I can. Contact me today at 901-327-2100 or fill out the form below.