You go to work each day ready to do your job. As the day progresses, you quickly find your focus fading, your muscles tender, and your head hurting. If you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, your workday can be more of a struggle than many people realize, and in some cases, you may qualify to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in New Hampshire.
Chronic fatigue syndrome causes severe drowsiness. Regardless of how long you rest, you continue to be severely fatigued throughout the day. Although the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is not known, many doctors believe that it can be caused by a disruption to your immune system. Other factors that may contribute to chronic fatigue syndrome include age, gender, and stress.
Working while you are extraordinarily fatigued can be almost impossible for some people. Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by some common symptoms that may prevent you from being able to do your job well. Some of the most common disabling symptoms include:
- Difficulty focusing on a task
- Trouble with your memory
- Tender lymph nodes
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain without swelling or redness
- Lack of feeling refreshed after rest
- Feeling of being sick after exertion
Although the Social Security Administration does not see chronic fatigue syndrome as a disability, there are ways that you can demonstrate that the symptoms of your condition stop you from being able to work. To be approved, you must show that you are unable to do your old job or you risk your claim being denied.
Getting SSDI for chronic fatigue syndrome is not easy. It is important to work with a skilled New Hampshire SSDI attorney to fill out the application correctly and maximize your chances at being approved.
If you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, call a Manchester Social Security attorney at Keefe Disability Law today to learn how we may be able to help you.