Chicago Fibromyalgia Attorneys

Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyers

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that causes extreme pain for millions of people throughout the country.  Not only does fibromyalgia cause several muscle and joint paint, but is also causes balance and coordination difficulties, sleep disturbances, recurring migraines, irritable bowel problems, cognitive and memory difficulties, chronic fatigue, and depression.  Unfortunately, an accurate diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be difficult since there is no known medical cause.  A diagnosis of fibromyalgia is often made by excluding other possible conditions through extensive testing.

If you suffer from fibromyalgia and are unable to work as a result of your medical condition, you may be entitled to social security disability benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  Although fibromyalgia does not have a separate listing on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) “Listing of Impairments,”, you may still qualify for social security disability benefits.  Because it is not a specific listing, however, the SSA will assess your fibromyalgia condition and its impact on your ability to engage in substantial gainful activity (i.e. employment) more closely.

Since fibromyalgia is difficult to accurately diagnose, SSA officials are sometimes skeptical of fibromyalgia diagnoses.  Accordingly, it may be beneficial to include an accompanying medical condition, such as degenerative disc disease or rheumatoid arthritis, on your application as well.

As with all applications for social security disability benefits, it is imperative to include sufficient supporting medical information to adequately document your medical condition and work history.

Social Security Disability Experience You Can Trust

The experienced Chicago social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law understand the many various conditions that may qualify as a disability under social security laws, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic pain disorders.  We take the time to learn about your specific medical condition and its impact 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 at (872) 529-9377 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your fibromyalgia condition and learn more about social security disability benefits.


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Chicago, Illinois 60602

(872) 529-9377