Essex & Union County Social Security Disability Attorney
Like multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult to diagnose. Part of the frustration of coping with this illness is that family, friends and even your own doctor may be skeptical. We understand and want to help you.
Applications for Social Security benefits must be presented with an emphasis on symptoms that affect your ability to work. Here are some common symptoms.
- Fatigue and exhaustion
- Trouble sleeping
- Sore muscles and joints
- Depression and anxiety
- Chronic pain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lack of stamina
- Flu-like symptoms
- Memory and concentration difficulties
- Severe headaches
However, according to the Social Security Administration, a mere listing of your symptoms will not qualify you for benefits.
"The medical condition(s) must be shown to exist by means of medically acceptable clinical and laboratory findings. Under the law, symptoms alone cannot be the basis for a finding of disability,.. If the medical evidence alone shows that a person is clearly disabled...we decide the case on that information."
The SSA lists "work-related functions" including walking, standing, sitting, lifting, etc., that may be affected by chronic fatigue syndrome. Mental work-related functions include the ability to understand, remember, and carry out simple instructions, etc.
We know that most people with CFS cannot work full-time jobs, and that even getting to work can be a challenge.
Contact Newark NJ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Lawyer
Agnes Wladyka opened our law firm because she cares about people in need. She is a compassionate and experienced attorney and handles all cases personally. She has suffered disability herself, and founded our law firm to make high-quality legal representation available to people in need. Call her at (973) 735-2685 or toll free at (888) 355-7454 about Social Security disability/SSD benefits.
Our Broad Street offices are located in downtown Newark and are conveniently located for trains, buses, and parking. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and evening or weekend consultations are available by appointment.