Houston Social Security
Disability Attorney

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We help Texans who have hard-to-measure claims

On Behalf of | Jul 25, 2019 | Social Security Disability Benefits for Illness

Some of the most difficult disability claims for a Houston resident to prove to the satisfaction of the Social Security Administration are what can be called hard-to-measure illnesses and injuries.

A hard-to-measure condition can include conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and frequent migraines. The problem a Houston resident might face with getting SSDI or SSI benefits for these conditions is that there are no obvious physical signs the Administration can rely on to confirm or deny the condition.

In short, no one can see pain or fatigue, so an examiner has to take the patient’s word for it, something that government regulators may be reluctant to do for a number of reasons. At the same time, pain and fatigue can interfere with people’s lives severely, up to the point where they can no longer work and support themselves.

Someone applying for disability benefits on the basis of pain or fatigue will likely have an uphill battle. It is for this reason that many residents of the Houston area who suffer with these conditions trust our law office to help with their claims.

For example, sometimes the success of a claim depends on identifying exactly what is causing the pain or fatigue, as the underlying problem is often a serious medical condition. It is also important to collect the documentation needed to show that the issue, even when treated, leaves a person unable to work.

Having over 20 years of experience, we understand the process of appealing a denied claim through the available channels so that someone who is suffering under the weight of debilitating pain or fatigue can get the financial support they need.