Seeking SSD for People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Have you been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)? Or, have you been told to see a doctor to determine whether you have CFS? Are you unable to work and wondering whether you are eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) or SSI benefits?
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our knowledgeable attorneys work closely with clients with chronic fatigue syndrome to pursue SSD and SSI benefits. We serve clients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, and throughout western, central and upstate New York. Contact us for a free consultation.
Identifying CFS Based on Your Symptoms
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a medical condition that causes persistent fatigue, even in people who have not exerted themselves and have gotten plenty of rest. Additional symptoms include:
- Lack of stamina
- Flu-like symptoms
- Memory and concentration difficulties
- Muscle and joint pain
- Severe headaches
The medical community is not sure what causes chronic fatigue syndrome. It was originally thought to be related to the Epstein-Barr virus and mononucleosis, but now doctors are not so sure. The symptoms may resemble those of fibromyalgia, lupus or multiple sclerosis.
Because chronic fatigue syndrome is so hard to pin down, different doctors and patient organizations have different names for the disease and criteria for diagnosing it. But CFS is widely recognized as a disease, and if you have it, you may qualify for disability benefits.
Demonstrating Why You Deserve Disability Benefits
Studies show that fewer than a quarter of people with chronic fatigue syndrome are able to hold down full-time jobs. The symptoms of CFS can severely limit your ability to complete basic work tasks. If you cannot work due to CFS, we can help you apply for benefits.
We will work with your doctor to carefully document your symptoms so as to support the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome and establish your work limitations.
Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss how our experienced disability benefits lawyers can help you obtain the benefits you deserve from the Social Security Administration.