Fibromyalgia is an increasingly common medical diagnosis for people who suffer from chronic fatigue and pain. Unfortunately, since the specific causes of fibromyalgia have yet to be identified, many people with this disorder have trouble obtaining disability benefits.
Helping Clients Get Social Security Benefits for Fibromyalgia
The good news is that, with skilled legal representation, many people with fibromyalgia are ultimately able to get the benefits they need. Portland SSI and Disability Benefits Attorney Richard A. Sly helps clients pursue Social Security claims for fibromyalgia-related disabilities.
Proving That Your Condition Disables You From Working
People who suffer from chronic pain, fatigue and sensitivity to touch are often diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Other symptoms include headaches, trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety and difficulty concentrating. Similar symptoms may also be diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome.
Unlike many of the other common medical conditions that make it impossible for sufferers to support themselves financially through employment, fibromyalgia is not included in the Social Security Administration (SSA) listings of impairments, sometimes known as the “blue book.”
This does not mean, however, that people with fibromyalgia are not eligible for disability benefits. Any medical condition can qualify you for benefits as long as it is severe enough.
If our firm handles your case, we will work with your doctors — including any specialists you may be seeing — to get the documentation needed to support your claim. We will make sure that if you have any other medical conditions, those are diagnosed and documented as well.
Mr. Sly has more than 30 years of experience helping clients in Oregon and Washington get disability benefits. He is prepared to do whatever is necessary to get the benefits you deserve.
Call 503-224-0436 for a Free Consultation With a Disability Benefits Lawyer
Attorney Richard A. Sly and our team are dedicated to obtaining disability benefits for clients whose arthritis has gotten so bad that they can no longer work. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Sly, call us toll free at 503-224-0436 or e-mail us today.