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Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue

Utah Attorney — SSDI and SSI Benefits for those Disabled by Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome can be the basis for successful Social Security Disability and SSI claims. I can help you apply for benefits or appeal benefits that have been denied. To talk with me about your fibromyalgia, contact me — E. Craig McAllister — by calling my Orem, Utah, law office at (866) 520-0222. My focus is entirely on helping people get the Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI benefits they need.

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

When you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance or SSI benefits due to your fibromyalgia, your medical records are critical to your success. They tell the story of your diagnosis and the severity of your condition.

A diagnosis of fibromyalgia is made in a physical exam where the doctor applies light pressure to the surface of your muscles. If your doctor finds that you experience pain at enough points — especially at certain points around the neck, shoulders, chest, hips, knees and elbows — you may be diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

CFS is characterized by fatigue that lasts six months or more. When you are so tired that you cannot work, go to school, or participate in social and personal activities, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration has certain requirements that a person must meet in order for a person to be found disabled by chronic fatigue syndrome:

  • Swollen or tender lymph nodes
  • Muscle pain, tenderness or weakness
  • Multijoint pain without swelling
  • Headaches
  • Unrefreshing sleep

I can walk you through these requirements, helping you to understand your options. As a lawyer at a small law firm, I am able to work closely with my clients. I get to know them, talking personally with them to answer their questions and help them achieve the best possible results

Victories for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

Clients for whom I have won benefits for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome:

In April 2014
 
A 58 year old former registered nurse who could no longer work because of fibromyalgia and other problems.
 
In January 2014
 
A 60 year old interior designer who could no longer work because of  fibromyalgia,and other problems.
 
In December 2013
 
A 34 year old former tech supporter and pre-school teacher who could no longer work because of fibromyalgia and other problems.
 
A 50 year old  who was not able to work because of fibromyalgia, neuropathy, radiculopathy, migraine headaches and other problems.

Talk with Me about Your Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI Benefits

Does your fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance or SSI benefits? Get the help you deserve with the Social Security Disability and SSI benefits you need. For a free initial consultation in the Salt Lake City area, contact me — E. Craig McAllister — toll-free at (866) 520-0222.