The challenge for anyone trying to obtain Social Security disability benefits in Lincoln for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is simply that it is an occasionally debilitating disease with no known cause, no cure, and no reliable diagnostic method. Social Security needs you to provide them with substantial evidence of both the condition and its effects in order to consider you for benefits. Easy as pie, right?

In the late nineties, the Social Security Administration revised some of its policies on CFS to give individuals suffering from extreme cases of the disorder a better chance of approval. As any Lincoln disability attorney will tell you, the process of gathering enough medical signs will still be difficult—and depends a lot on the types of symptoms you experience—but at least you have a place to start.

Symptoms that may help to establish CFS with Social Security:

  • Swollen or tender lymph nodes, easily detected by a physical examination.
  • Nonexudative pharyngitis, or a sore throat that is not caused by congestion.
  • Ongoing, easily demonstrated muscle soreness.
  • Any other symptoms that are consistent with your medical history, the patterns of CFS, and easily detected in medical examinations.

Symptoms should be carefully documented by your treating physician, and must persist for six months or more.

Anyone considering filing a claim for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may find it in his best interests to investigate working with an experienced Lincoln disability attorney from the start of the application process. Call Cuddigan Law at 402-933-5405 today. Our detailed report, Give Yourself the Best Chance of Winning Your Social Security Disability Case, is yours FREE for the asking.

Sean D. Cuddigan
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SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska
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