Qualifying for Disability with Chronic Fatigue
Get Help Winning the Benefits You Deserve
If you’re living with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), it can affect your entire life.
The exhaustion is one thing. But it can be difficult to properly portray your ailment to others, too, as they sometimes just view it as simple fatigue. You know it’s anything but simple.
CFS can absolutely be severe enough to force you out of your full-time job. But how can you pay your bills if you can’t work?
Social Security Disability benefits are meant for people just like you. The monthly checks can provide vital financial security while you focus on what’s most important: feeling your best.
Winning these benefits can be hard, however.
Let the experienced disability advocates at Mathis & Mathis guide you through what can be a complicated process. We take pride in helping our neighbors in Washington DC, Baltimore and the entire Mid-Atlantic region.
Common CFS Symptoms that Qualify for SSD Benefits
Even figuring out if you’re eligible for Social Security can be tricky. Here are some common symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome we see qualify:
- Severe fatigue for up 24 hours after any activity
- Short-term memory loss or trouble concentrating
- Sore throat
- Tender lymph nodes
- Muscle pain
- Multi-joint pain without swelling or redness
- Extreme exhaustion, even after waking up
If your symptoms don’t exactly fit those parameters, you could still win. You’ll need to meet Social Security’s standard for disability:
- Your health makes working impossible.
- You’re unable to change to a different line of work.
- You won’t be able to work for at least a year.
It can sound overwhelming. We know.
We’re here to answer any questions you have. We’ll also evaluate your claim at no cost to you.
How to Prove Your Case
Many people think they can just tell Social Security about their health issues and expect to win. You have to prove your case, however, with significant evidence. In fact, many are denied on their initial application.
The evidence you need to include:
- Doctor’s reports
- Treatment notes and results
- Lab tests
- Supporting testimonials
- And more
CFS can be a vague disorder, difficult to pin down. You need to make sure the evidence of your condition is clear. We can help you with that.
And if you’ve been denied? You can’t give up hope.
Social Security features a robust appeals system, with multiple chances for you to win the benefits you need.
No matter where you are in the process, Mathis & Mathis can help you. Get in touch with us today to start taking back control of your life.