Has Chronic Fatigue Or Fibromyalgia Impaired Your Ability To Work?
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are serious health conditions that are difficult to diagnose. Many people suffer from fibromyalgia or CFS for years before obtaining a medical diagnosis. Since these conditions cause chronic pain and disabling fatigue, they can also cause depression and anxiety.
According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, more than 10 million people in the United States suffer from the condition. Since problems of fatigue, pain and depression can make it difficult for a person to maintain substantial gainful employment, some of the individuals who suffer from fibromyalgia or CFS are eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
The Law Offices of Lawrence D. Rohlfing has a successful record with these claims as well as disability claims for anxiety and depression.
Are You Eligible For SSDI Or SSI Benefits?
SSDI and SSI are government benefits administered through the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSDI benefits are available to people with a physical or mental disability that significantly impairs their ability to work. To be eligible for SSDI, you must have worked a sufficient period of time prior to filing for benefits. If you are not eligible for SSDI, you may be eligible for SSI.
SSI benefits are available to the elderly, blind and disabled. SSI benefits are provided to people with limited financial means. People who are 65 or older are eligible for SSI benefits even if they are not disabled, as long as they meet the financial requirements. Unlike SSDI, SSI does not require that you have worked for a minimum number of quarters to be eligible for benefits.
Where Can You Get Help?
If your ability to work has been impaired by fibromyalgia and you need help, contact the Law Offices of Lawrence D. Rohlfing in Santa Fe Springs, California. We represent clients throughout the Los Angeles and San Diego metro areas. Our attorneys handle thousands of disability claims each year.