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Social Security Recognizes Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common condition that results in body-wide musculoskeletal pain and chronic fatigue, and often contributes to mood changes, anxiety and depression. Because the precise cause of fibromyalgia is not yet understood, however, many people with this debilitating condition have been denied the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits they need.

While many insurance companies do not view fibromyalgia as a disability, a 2012 ruling from the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes the disabling effects of fibromyalgia and offers clarity for SSDI claims examiners and administrative law judges when assessing fibromyalgia cases. If you suffer from fibromyalgia and are considering applying for SSDI benefits, or if you have been denied a previous SSDI claim, the Norfolk Social Security disability lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman may be able to help you.

Our experienced SSDI attorneys have helped numerous individuals and families throughout Virginia get the maximum Social Security benefits to which they are entitled, and we have proven record of success appealing denied claims. Although you are not required to work with a lawyer to file a claim for SSDI benefits or appeal a denial, your chances of receiving benefits are greatly improved when a knowledgeable attorney handles your claim.

Our lawyers understand the extensive medical documentation required to file a successful fibromyalgia claim, and we can lead you through the complex SSDI benefits process to help ensure you receive the financial security you need if you suffer from this painful impairment.

If you or a family member was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and is unable to provide income for yourself or your family, please contact Kalfus & Nachman for your free SSDI benefits consultation. Our Social Security disability lawyers welcome clients from the Norfolk, Newport News and Roanoke, Virginia, areas.


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