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How to Get Disability for Fibromyalgia in New York

The Support You Deserve in a Tough Time

Living with fibromyalgia can be exhausting, both mentally and physically.

To the outside world, you look fine. People can’t understand your pain.

Fibromyalgia is all too real, however. And at its worst, it can take over your life. Keeping a full-time job can be simply impossible.

It’s why you need Social Security Disability benefits. The monthly checks can prevent you from financial pitfall while you focus on your health, the most important thing in your life.

Sadly, most first-time applicants are denied benefits. Winning your claim can be an exhausting, complex and baffling process.

At Lachman & Gorton, we take pride in helping our neighbors in Elmira, Binghatmton, Rochester and all over Upstate New York get the disability benefits they deserve. We can guide you through the often cold and unfeeling Social Security system.

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Common Symptoms That Qualify for Disability with Fibromyalgia

The Social Security Administration won’t just take you at your word that you need benefits. You’ll have to prove it.

They’ll require copious medical evidence, presented clearly. You’ll need to show symptoms like these:

  • Pain throughout your body
  • Stiffness
  • Severe, chronic exhaustion
  • Sleeping problems
  • Digestive issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • “Fibro fog,” or trouble thinking clearly

Even if your symptoms don’t precisely line up with those, you could still qualify. Social Security started recognizing fibromyalgia as a debilitating disease in 2012, giving you an easier path to winning.

We know you probably have questions. We can answer any queries you have, and we can even evaluate your case at no charge to you.

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How to Prove You Qualify for Social Security Disability with Fibromyalgia

Here’s the medical evidence you’ll need to provide:

  • Doctor’s reports detailing your symptoms
  • Treatment records and results
  • Supporting testimonials from family, friends and coworkers

All of this will have to prove the baseline Social Security adheres by for qualification:

  • Your fibromyalgia has forced you out of work.
  • You’re unable to switch to a different line of work.
  • Your health will force you to miss at least a year of work or more.

It sounds like a lot of work—because it is.

Let the helpful, experienced staff at Lachman & Gorton ease your burden. We know the system, we know the people in it, and most importantly we know how to give you the best chance to win.

That means we can help you avoid common mistakes in the application process. Tiny errors, even clerical, can bring back a denial.

Let us handle the legal legwork for you. And even if you’ve been denied, we can help you file an appeal.

Call us today to start taking back control of your life.

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National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
United States District Court of Northern and Western Districts
Broome County Bar Association