Fibromyalgia can cause widespread chronic pain, joint stiffness and overall fatigue. Because this disease has only been recently recognized by medical professionals as a serious and persistent condition, proving the existence of fibromyalgia to the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be challenging. For more than 30 years, Monmouth County fibromyalgia disability attorney Jeffrey Goldblatt has been helping people throughout New Jersey prove that their disability=entitles them to Social Security benefits.
Middlesex County Fibromyalgia and Social Security Attorney – Getting Clients The Benefits They Need
Unlike other diseases, there is no definitive test for fibromyalgia. Instead, by putting patients through a series of tests, doctors diagnose fibromyalgia through a process of elimination. This presents a unique challenge when trying to prove your impairment due to fibromyalgia to the SSA. As an experienced Social Security benefits lawyer, Jeffrey Goldblatt knows what it takes to prove his clients’ impairment is real and severe enough to prevent employment. Using medical experts, family and friends as witnesses, Mr. Goldblatt establishes the debilitating effects fibromyalgia has on his clients’ lives.
Fibromyalgia: A Real Disease With Debilitating Effects
In order to qualify for Social Security, you must prove not only that you have a disability, but also that your disability is so severe it prevents you from maintaining employment. Although many people suffering from fibromyalgia may be able to obtain jobs, the physical and mental symptoms of their disease may make it impossible to retain them. People who suffer from fibromyalgia commonly experience chronic widespread pain, tingling, numbness, stiff joints and extreme fatigue. Some sufferers also experience problems with how their body functions – such as problems swallowing, IBS and body twitches. Along with the physical pain, fibromyalgia may cause cognitive dysfunction. Many fibromyalgia sufferers experience problems with both their short and long term memory, an impaired ability to multitask and shortened attention spans. These diminished physical and cognitive abilities may affect job performance, making it hard to retain employment.
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For help receiving the fibromyalgia disability benefits you need to keep up with day-to-day expenses and focus on treatment, contact the Middlesex County Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, Esq. Consultations are confidential and all cases are taken on a contingency basis.