Chicago Chronic Pain Disorders Law Firm

Illinois Social Security Disability Attorneys

Chronic pain disorders can be caused by a number of medical conditions, including back pain, back injuries, herniated disc, fibromyalgia, and nerve damage.  Chronic pain disorder is generally characterized by ongoing pain for more than 3-6 months.  Other medical experts suggest that any pain that lasts longer than the reasonably expected healing time is considered to be a chronic pain disorder.

Chronic pain disorders affect a significant number of people.  In fact, by some estimates, approximately 50 million Americans are disabled or partially disabled due to chronic pain.  If you suffer from chronic pain and are unable to work as a result, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

In order to qualify for social security disability benefits, such as SSDI or SSI, a person must be unable to engage in substantial gainful activity as a result of a medical condition – physical or mental – that has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months or is expected to result in death.  Additionally, in order to qualify for SSI, an applicant must fall below certain financial thresholds.  In order to qualify for SSDI, an applicant must have earned enough “work credits” through prior employment.

Information Needed for a Chronic Pain Social Security Disability Claim

There is no specific listing in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) “Listing of Impairments” for chronic pain disorders, however, so an applicant must show that he or she is eligible for social security disability benefits based on reduced residual functional capacity and the medical vocational allowance, which takes into account factors such as age, work skills, education, and functional limitations.

Because chronic pain is difficult to document through diagnostic tests, it is imperative that your social security disability application include substantial medical documentation regarding a consistency of complaints of chronic pain, as well as diagnostic medical records regarding any underlying medical conditions that may be the cause of chronic pain.

Social Security Disability Experience You Can Trust

The experienced Chicago social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC understand the many various conditions that may cause chronic pain disorders, including back pain, back injuries, herniated disc, fibromyalgia, and nerve damage.  We will take the time to learn about your chronic pain disorder and any other underlying medical conditions, as well as the impact of your condition on your daily life and employment history.

We will thoroughly explain the social security disability laws and requirements to you, and assist you throughout the application process.   Contact one of the trusted social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law Offices at (872) 529-9377 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your chronic pain disorder and learn more about social security disability benefits.

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