Pittsburgh Fibromyalgia Attorney
Pennsylvania SSDI Guidelines Lawyer
Fibromyalgia is beginning to gain recognition as a legitimate debilitating medical condition that can mean the end of a sufferer’s ability to work or earn a living. Because of the chronic nature of the condition, people who suffer from fibromyalgia are often required to take prescription drugs which produce side effects that affect their ability to think clearly and handle common cognitive tasks.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) now lists fibromyalgia among its recognized medical conditions for which a person may claim Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and cannot hold a job or earn a living, talk to an attorney at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. with offices in New Castle, Hermitage, Butler and Erie, Pennsylvania, to discuss filing an initial claim, or filing an appeal for a denied claim for SSDI benefits.
Tough Criteria for Emotional and Mental Disabilities
When you file a claim because of a physical disorder like fibromyalgia, the SSA will examine your claim to determine whether the condition prevents you from working in your current profession, or whether you can be trained to accept work in another line of work. Your claim will be reviewed by the Social Security Disability Determination Services in your state. The panel will expect to see detailed records of your medical diagnosis and treatment and may inquire further of your doctor and medical professionals. The SSDI claims application process is confusing, time consuming and often frustrating, as a very high percentage of initial claims are denied.
We Handle Everything, So You Can Concentrate on Getting Your Life Back
At Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., we handle everything, including gathering the required records and medical history, preparing your case for presentation and telling your story to the decision-makers. If your claim for SSDI benefits is denied, we will pursue an appeal by requesting a hearing for reconsideration at your local SSA office. We do not stop fighting for you until every legal option has been pursued to help you get the money benefits you need and deserve.
We represent clients who are seeking SSDI benefits for mental illness and physical diseases, such as:
- Fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome
- Auto immune diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome
- Bipolar disorder, clinical depression
- PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
You Will Not Pay Lawyer Fees If You Do Not Collect Benefits
We handle all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims and appeals on a contingency fee basis. The percentage amount we charge is based on the amount of money you recover for your claim. We offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your disability or injury.
Learn more about SSDI at these information pages:
- What is SSDI?
- The SSDI Application Process
- Social Security for people 55 years and older
- SSDI and incarceration
- What is supplemental security income (SSI)
Free Consultation · No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Receive SSDI Benefits
Learn more about Social Security for fibromyalgia. We represent clients in communities throughout the Greater Northern Pittsburgh metro region and throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. Call us toll-free at 1-800-777-4081 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh fibromyalgia lawyer today.