Disability for Fibromyalgia in Houston, Texas: How to Qualify
Get Social Security to Understand that You Need Help
When you’re living with Fibromyalgia, the pain can hit any time. You can’t prepare for it. It’s hard to treat it.
And other people just don’t understand it. You don’t look like anything’s wrong. They can’t feel what you feel.
If you try to explain how your medical condition prevents you from working, some people won’t believe it. Worst of all, Social Security might dismiss it, too, when you try to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
But those benefits can save you from financial ruin, let you focus on your health and help you move forward with your life.
What should you do?
You can get disability income with fibromyalgia—and qualify for Medicare or Medicaid along with it. You just need to be careful how you present your health problems to Social Security.
That’s what our law firm, the original Makris Law Firm founded by Victor Makris, was created to do over 40 years ago. We know how to apply Social Security’s rules to your fibromyalgia symptoms, show them how you qualify for benefits, and give you the best chance of winning.
If you’re filing for disability benefits in the Houston area, let’s talk. To get started, we can take a look at your situation and let you know your options—for free.
Fibromyalgia Symptoms that Can Qualify You for Social Security Disability
Fibromyalgia symptoms can be different in different people and change over time.
But because Social Security recognized fibromyalgia as a disability in 2012, you can get disability benefits by showing that you have relevant symptoms severe enough to stop you from working.
You’ll need to prove that you have severe forms of symptoms like these:
- Digestive problems
- Pain all over your body
- Problems thinking, which people sometimes call “fibro fog”
- Severe, long-lasting exhaustion
- Sleeping problems, such as insomnia
And this is just a sample. You could still qualify with other symptoms.
Every medical situation, and disability claim, is different. The Makris Law Firm legal team knows what evidence and information you need to qualify for Social Security Disability with fibromyalgia.
What You Need to Prove Your Disability Claim to Social Security
All Social Security Disability claims require medical evidence of health problems that make working impossible. With a hard-to-define condition like fibromyalgia, records showing exactly what you’re going through are crucial to qualifying for benefits.
These are some of the forms of evidence you need to submit when filing your application:
- Doctor’s reports detailing your symptoms
- Treatment records and results
- Statements from people who know you, like employers, family members, friends and neighbors, about your daily functioning
In the end, you have to convince Social Security that you meet these requirements:
- Your health problems rule out continuing in your last job.
- You can’t switch to any other job.
- You’ll have to miss at least a year of work because of your impairments.
Fibromyalgia takes enough out of you without you having to worry about proving how you feel to a complicated legal system set up just for Social Security Disability benefits.
The Makris Law Firm can relieve the pressure on you. While you take care of yourself, we take care of the legwork that goes into your disability claim.
If you’ve been denied benefits, you may even need to argue your case to a special disability judge. But with the Makris Law Firm, you’ll have support.
When your ability to support yourself financially and cope with fibromyalgia is at stake, don’t take any chances.