Claim Your Benefits and Secure Your Financial Future

Living with fibromyalgia is challenging on its own. You may often feel pain on different parts of your body without knowing why it’s happening.

On top of all that, your condition is often misconstrued, and people don’t understand why you can’t just get up and go to work every day like everyone else.

At least financially, there is a form of relief. Social Security Disability benefits can provide you with monthly checks to cover your bills and other necessities. You can better support yourself and your family with this much-needed assistance-and cut down on your stress.

The thing is, it’s notoriously difficult to get Social Security Disability benefits. Most applicants are denied and give up. Then what?

Don’t worry. Help is here. The disability lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal have helped thousands of people in Ohio win benefits.

If you get help from HNB law, you could get the benefits you need and be on your way to saying, “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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    Your Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits with Fibromyalgia

    If you can’t work before you hit retirement age due to your fibromyalgia, you could qualify for Social Security Disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has two programs, with varying criteria depending on your income and work history. They are:

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): This is a form of insurance policy for people who have worked enough to receive “work credits,” especially in the 10 years before they need to apply for benefits. The number of credits is different depending on your age. In other words, your SSDI coverage kicks in when you pay a certain amount into the system through Social Security deductions from your paychecks.

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI): SSI is for people who do not have substantial recent work history. SSI will evaluate your assets and income, and if they fall under a certain amount, you may qualify.

    For both types of benefits, you must have serious health problems that make it impossible for you to work.

    To find out if you qualify for SSDI or SSI with fibromyalgia, contact HNB Law for your free case review.

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    An HNB lawyer can help you show that your mental health condition qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits.

    How to Prove the Severity of Your Fibromyalgia in a Disability Claim

    The SSA requires you to submit proof that your fibromyalgia is so bad that you can’t work anymore.

    For instance, you may be experiencing debilitating symptoms like:

    • Pain in different parts of your body
    • Cognitive difficulties (the “fibro fog”)
    • Fatigue, accompanied by sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome

    You can’t just say you’re experiencing these symptoms. You will need to provide documentation. This could include:

    • Reports from doctors and psychologists
    • Records of treatments you’ve undergone to relieve your fibromyalgia symptoms
    • Statements from people like friends, colleagues and members of your community who know what you’ve been going through

    You also need to show that you have a history of widespread pain, which is pain in all parts of your body that has lasted for more than three months, and demonstrate that you have at least 11 tender points in your body during a physical examination.

    Proving fibromyalgia for a Social Security Disability claim comes with special challenges. Other people can’t look at you and see that you have an impairment.

    For a long time, Social Security didn’t even recognize fibromyalgia as a qualifying health condition, but that has changed.

    You’ll want to work with a disability attorney who knows how to handle these types of cases.

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    Working With a Social Security Disability Lawyer

    Many times, applicants with fibromyalgia become discouraged by the amount of forms they have to fill out and how much documentation they need in order to show their symptoms and work history.

    They may not apply at all, or get denied the first time around.

    Whether you’re struggling to fill out the forms or you need to appeal a denial, HNB Law is here to help.

    We understand how tough it is to function day-to-day with fibromyalgia, and we can take the burden of applying or appealing a Social Security Disability decision off your shoulders.

    Reach out to us to get started toward securing the benefits you deserve.

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    HNB can help you gather the evidence you need to prove that your mental health symptoms prevent you from working.