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Could fibro-brain help a person obtain SSDI benefits?

It is not uncommon for people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and/or fibromyalgia to experience cognitive issues. Commonly referred to as either fibro-brain or brain fog, cognitive issues could prove debilitating for those here in Mississippi and elsewhere who suffer from it. In fact, proving the existence of this condition to the Social Security Administration could help an individual to obtain SSDI benefits.

What is fibromyalgia?

Some disabling conditions are more complex than others. This is certainly the case with fibrolmyalgia, which is a condition that causes widespread body pain, along with other debilitating symptoms. The exact cause of this condition is still not widely understood and symptoms often mimic other disorders. This makes it difficult for people experiencing fibromyalgia to receive the proper treatment. 

Qualifying for SSD benefits if you have cancer

Hearing the word "cancer" from your doctor may have been one of the scariest moments of your life. After learning what you need to know about treatment, you may wonder what you will do if you are unable to return to your Mississippi workplace. At Wood, Carlton & Hudson, P.C., we often counsel people in what type of benefits they may qualify for and assist them with applications.

Is your mental condition eligible for SSD?

If you live with a mental condition in Mississippi, you may wonder if said condition makes you eligible for social security disability benefits. As with any condition, the answer depends on a number of factors, one of the most significant of which is your ability to function with the disorder. You can find the information you need regarding mental conditions and SSD on the Social Security Administration's website.

How can I learn to live with a disability?

While getting approved for Social Security disability can be difficult on its own, you’ll also need to cope with limitations put on your life by your medical condition. This can be one of the most challenging aspects of being disabled, especially when it comes to maintaining a positive mood and point-of-view. While every person will have a different experience, HelpGuide.org offers a few tips to help you cope.

How can I qualify for Social Security Disability?

Most people in Mississippi understand that the process of getting Social Security Disability is often lengthy and a denial is a common result. However, what many people fail to realize is the Social Security Disability process is pretty straightforward. As long as you meet all the requirements, getting benefits is not difficult. Yes, it may still take time because the system is overloaded with applications, but if you qualify, you get benefits in the end.

What are some reasons SSDI is denied?

If you have a health issue or an injury that prevents you from working in Mississippi, you may want to apply for Social Security Disability. The Social Security Administration has strict rules on who qualifies for these benefits. They are not as easy to get as other benefits from the SSA because of the nature of them where the SSA has to decide if you are truly disabled. However, there are a few reasons why your request for SSDI may be denied.

How can I appeal a denied disability claim?

If your Social Security disability claim was denied in Mississippi, you’re probably considering your next steps. The fact is that many claims are denied and by filing an appeal you can hopefully secure the benefits you need when you’re unable to support yourself due to an injury or illness. The Social Security Administration explains your different options for filing an appeal.

Establishing a child's disability status

Some Mississippi disability cases are relatively straightforward, but even these often require a substantial amount of paperwork. Individuals who pursue benefits on behalf of a disabled child tend to face a higher amount of complexity. However, it is often possible for one to complete these applications relatively efficiently when armed with adequate knowledge of the SSDI system.

What happens if my disability claim is denied?

If a medical condition or physical injury keeps you from working, you may know you have the right to seek benefits through one of the Social Security Administration's disability programs. Mississippi readers understand effectively navigating the application process and securing the benefits you need is a complex process, and many first-time claims come back denied.

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