Someone to Fight for Your Monthly Benefits
Each day, you deal with the pain of your fibromyalgia. Sometimes the symptoms are so severe, it’s difficult to get out of bed. Fibromyalgia affects every aspect of your life, and now it’s impossible for you to work.
But you have to pay the bills each month, and without a job, you may not know where to turn. Social Security Disability benefits could help you get your life back on track.
The monthly checks and Medicare or Medicaid health coverage could make a major difference for you. But benefits are hard to win. You can’t just say you can’t work. You have to prove it.
At the law firm of Schneider, Schneider & Schneider, we understand that applying for Social Security Disability benefits for fibromyalgia can be overwhelming.
This is a difficult time in your life, and when we help you qualify for disability benefits, we treat you with the respect you deserve.
Schneider, Schneider & Schneider has been helping people like you protect their financial security since 1978.
Special Challenges Winning Disability for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia (FM) is often called an “invisible illness,” which can make it more difficult to convince Social Security claims examiners or other people that you need benefits.
The causes of FM are not understood. Doctors must rule out other diseases through medical testing before they can reach a diagnosis of FM.
On the outside, you may look fine to other people. But FM causes widespread pain and sensitivity in muscles, joints, tendons and nearby soft tissues.
You may feel tired all the time. Your symptoms may also include dizziness and sensitivity to light, loud noises and temperature (hot or cold).
Living with the symptoms of fibromyalgia can be a huge strain. With the right law firm helping you, you can stop worrying about the process of filing your Social Security Disability claim or appeal and get back to focusing on your health.
Schneider, Schneider & Schneider helps people in Fargo, Grand Forks, throughout North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. We can start by evaluating your case free of charge.
How to Qualify for Social Security Disability for Fibromyalgia
In 2012, Social Security published guidelines that make it easier to understand the requirements for getting disability benefits for FM. To receive benefits, your application must show that you have:
- Tenderness in at least 11 of 18 “tender-point” areas of the body, with tenderness occurring on both sides of the body and both above and below the waist.
- A history of pain in all quadrants of the body (right and left sides, above and below the waist) and axial skeletal pain (neck, chest, upper back or lower back) for at least three months. The pain may fluctuate in intensity and may come and go.
Experienced Representation Can Make the Difference
Proving your disability claim to Social Security is a complex and time-consuming process, made even harder by the fatigue that comes with your fibromyalgia.
But the effort is more than worth it if you get an approval and the monthly benefits that will reduce your financial stress and worry.
Call Schneider, Schneider & Schneider today, and let us take care of your Social Security disability application or appeal, so that you can take care of your health.
We’re friendly to you, but forceful about your case.