Can You Get Disability for Fibromyalgia?

Can You Get Disability for Fibromyalgia?

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is a long-lasting condition that causes aches and sensitivity all over the body. This disabling condition can make it harder to bear pain and lead to constant tiredness and difficulty sleeping. Thankfully, the Social Security Administration (SSA) acknowledges fibromyalgia as a medical condition that can make someone eligible for disability benefits.

Slepian Ellexson, PLLC, recognizes the challenges that come with living with fibromyalgia. This painful condition can prevent you from working and participating in the activities you enjoy. Our experienced disability lawyers can help by filing your fibromyalgia claim and presenting your case to the Social Security Administration.

Seven Signs of Fibromyalgia

Although fibromyalgia must be diagnosed by a doctor, it can be helpful to know what symptoms to look for. Some of the common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Pain and/or stiffness throughout the body
  • Fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Issues with thinking, concentration, and memory
  • Headaches

How to Win a Fibromyalgia Disability Case

Did you know that most Social Security disability insurance claims are turned down when they are first submitted? Hiring a skilled fibromyalgia disability attorney can help you. They can support and speak up for you.

This can improve your chances of getting approved. They know how to navigate the process and give you a better shot at getting the help you need.

Tips to Strengthen Your Fibromyalgia Disability Claim

  • If you haven’t already, schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist that treats fibromyalgia. Submitting medical records from a specialist can help support your claim.
  • Include documentation from other medical professionals. Nurse practitioners, psychiatrists or psychologists, counselors, and pain management specialists can all help. The more medical evidence you have, the stronger your disability case will be.
  • Keep a journal to document pain, struggles with daily activities, and other difficulties.
  • Be careful of what you post on social media platforms. Photos of you smiling and having fun while taking part in different activities can destroy your claim. Be sure to change your privacy settings and do not allow others to tag you in their photos.

Trusted Fibromyalgia Disability Attorney

For more than 40 years, Slepian Ellexson, PLLC, has been helping people with fibromyalgia and similar conditions. Our disability lawyers have the knowledge to guide you through the disability process. We are committed to helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

If you have been denied disability benefits or need assistance with your application, please reach out to us. You can schedule a free consultation by calling 602-266-3111. We are eager to talk about your situation and provide the support you need.

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