As a Lyme disease sufferer, you know how greatly the symptoms of this bacterial infection can vary. Some days you may feel great, while others may leave you unable to work or interact with your family like you normally would. Because of how greatly Lyme disease hems and haws, applying for Social Security disability benefits in Massachusetts can be enormously difficult.
Within the first few days or weeks of being infected, you may feel like you have the flu. Your head hurts, your body aches, and you feel sick. As the disease continues to progress, symptoms become worse without treatment. You may suddenly suffer muscle or joint pain. In some cases, you may even experience shooting pains, heart problems, memory loss, or other cognitive changes.
Without treatment, you may enter the worst stage of Lyme disease and suffer from extreme symptoms, such as:
- Brain damage
- Nerve damage
- Vision impairment
- Joint pain
- Heart problems
All of these can significantly limit your ability to perform the job you once held.
Lyme disease is listed as an impairment in the Social Security Administration’s list of medical conditions that can cause a person to be disabled and qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits in Massachusetts. However, applying and getting approval to receive the disability benefits you need can be more difficult than it should be.
If you were denied benefits for your Lyme disease, a Massachusetts Social Security disability attorney at Keefe Disability Law can help. With our skill and experience with applying for SSDI in Massachusetts for Lyme disease, we know what the Social Security Administration needs to see in order to approve your application. When you work with us, you can maximize your chances at receiving the disability benefits you deserve so that you can get the benefits you need to live.
Call us today at 888-904-6847 to schedule your consultation with a Massachusetts SSDI attorney.