A man sits on a couch, holding his back with one hand while a woman helps him sit up. You can get disability benefits for chronic pain. A man sits on a couch, holding his back with one hand while a woman helps him sit up. You can get disability benefits for chronic pain.

Disability Benefits for Chronic Pain


    Looking for Help Getting Financial Relief in Baltimore or Washington?

    If you could secure the right financial assistance, your life with chronic pain, or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), could be less about struggling and more about taking care of your own well-being.

    With chronic pain, you can have difficulty performing basic tasks, like cooking yourself a meal or taking out the trash. If your pain is severe enough, you certainly can’t work.

    But you worry about your medical bills, mortgage, utilities, and groceries.

    Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits could provide the kind of financial relief you need.

    Monthly disability checks reduce your stress about your financial situation.

    There’s only one problem: It’s very tough to get approved for disability benefits for chronic pain. In fact, most people are denied on their first application.

    Dealing with this process, though, doesn’t have to be all on you. You can get Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates to handle the legwork and guide you through.

    If you live with severe chronic pain in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Alexandria and Northern Virginia, or anywhere in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware or Pennsylvania—or anyplace in America—get in touch with us.

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    Common Effects of Chronic Pain That Could Qualify You for SSD

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes CRPS as a qualifying disorder for disability benefits.

    Some common effects of chronic pain that we’ve seen in successful disability applications include:

    • Pain in a specific area of your body
    • Pain throughout your entire body
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Chronic inflammation
    • Noticeable changes to your skin
    • Sensitivity to touch, which may even make wearing clothes uncomfortable or painful
    • Abnormal nail or hair growth
    • Osteoporosis
    • Involuntary movements

    On top of experiencing symptoms like these, or others, you also have to demonstrate that:

    • Your chronic pain is so bad that you can’t work
    • You won’t be able to work for at least a year
    • You’re unable to switch to a new line of work, either

    But you can’t just tell the SSA that you’re going through a hardship. You’ll be required to prove it.

    Don’t stress, because we can assist you with that as well.

    At Mathis & Mathis, we understand you wouldn’t be trying to get government benefits if you could work like normal.

    Reach out to us for a FREE consultation on your situation.

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    Proving Your Claim to the SSA

    To win your claim for benefits, you’ll need to provide thorough evidence of chronic pain.

    You need documentation such as:

    • Medical records of your ongoing treatment
    • Lab test results
    • Statements from your doctors
    • Statements from psychologists or psychiatrists
    • Statements from friends, family and coworkers on how CRPS affects your daily life
    • Other records of your everyday experience with pain, such as journal entries

    The disability advocates at Mathis & Mathis can help you collect everything you need. We’re here to take over the work, so you can rest easier.

    We’ve helped thousands of people qualify for disability benefits for 30 years.

    We know the Social Security process inside and out.

    And you PAY NO FEE for a disability advocate until you win benefits.

    Let us help you move behind the disruption in your life from chronic pain.

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    Applying or Appealing, We Can Help

    Whether you’re in the initial stages of applying, appealing a denial of benefits, or wondering if you qualify, Mathis & Mathis can help.
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    Social Security Disability FAQs

    Because applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated, you likely have many questions about the process. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

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