Chronic Fatigue And Social Security Disability SSI Benefits

Are You Unable to Work Because of CFS?

If you have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), you are probably experiencing debilitating pain and an inability to handle even the simplest daily tasks. If your condition is so severe that you are unable to work, you may be wondering if you qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Claims for disability benefits due to chronic fatigue syndrome are especially challenging. If you are considering applying for benefits for CFS, let the Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, help you overcome the difficulties of these claims.

To learn more about chronic fatigue syndrome and Social Security Disability, contact our Rochester, NY attorneys today for a free initial consultation. Call 877.236.7366 or fill out our secure online form.

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

One of the major challenges with chronic fatigue syndrome is that medical professionals do not yet know what causes it. The medical community does recognize symptoms of the disease, which include:

  • Lack of stamina
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Severe headaches
  • Depression
  • Memory and concentration difficulties
  • Muscle and joint pain

These symptoms can be similar to those of diseases such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and lupus. Doctors sometimes call CFS by different names or use different methods to diagnose it.

How Our Attorneys Can Help

Given doctors’ lack of understanding about CFS, applications for SSD and SSI can be particularly challenging. This is a recognized illness, however, and some studies indicate that more than 75 percent of patients with CFS cannot work full time. At the Rochester NY Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our lawyers understand how to work with doctors to ensure that your symptoms and work limitations are properly documented for the Social Security Administration.

If your CFS or other medical conditions prevent you from working, schedule a free consultation with our law firm. We can explain the application process and evaluate whether you may qualify. Call us today at 877.236.7366 or contact us online. You will not owe us fees unless we obtain benefits for you.