If you have a medical condition that causes you to experience chronic pain that is so severe that it prevents you from holding down a full-time job, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSD/DIB) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the federal government.
Pursuing Social Security Claims for Clients With Severe Pain
Getting the Diagnoses and Documentation Needed to Prove Your ClaimPortland Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyer Richard A. Sly is dedicated to helping clients get the SSD and SSI benefits they are legally entitled to and is experienced at successfully obtaining benefits for clients with chronic pain disorders.
There are a number of medical conditions associated with chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) — which encompasses the disorders formerly known as causalgia and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).
Because the causes of these disorders have yet to be completely medically proven, it can be difficult to prove that you are entitled to disability benefits on the basis of chronic pain.
Our firm has experience helping Oregon and Washington clients who have been unable to work due to chronic pain pursue Social Security claims. We know what medical evidence is needed to support a claim, and we work diligently to get the necessary documentation in place.
Many people with chronic pain are treated with prescription painkillers, which in turn can make it difficult to hold down a job. Substance dependence is a recognized disorder that can qualify you for Social Security benefits, so we can often pursue benefits by this route as well.
Call 503-224-0436 for a Free Consultation With an SSD and SSI Lawyer
If you suffer from severe chronic pain, you need an experienced advocate to help you make your case for Social Security benefits. To schedule a free consultation with experienced Oregon and Washington attorney Richard A. Sly, call us toll free at 503-224-0436 or e-mail us.