Chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult to diagnose, and as such is also difficult to prove to collect Social Security benefits. If you have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome or believe you may be a victim of this illness, we can help you collect Social Security Disability benefits.
All we handle are Social Security Disability claims, and over the course of 20-plus years, we have handled over 20,000 SSD claims, including claims involving chronic fatigue syndrome.
We are the Osterhout Berger Disability Law, and we assist disabled individuals, including those disabled by chronic fatigue syndrome, throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia.
To discuss your disability with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney, please schedule a free confidential consultation by calling us at 412-794-8003 (locally in the Pittsburgh area) or toll free at 1-866-438-8773 (outside the Pittsburgh calling area).
Social Security Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Although you may be in pain or unable to perform work for extended periods of time, the Social Security Administration and their doctors may not believe you. Even your own doctor may be skeptical. Chronic fatigue syndrome is real.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex and debilitating disease that affects the brain and multiple body systems. The disease is often characterized by incapacitating fatigue and problems with concentration and short-term memory. Typically, symptoms worsen with prolonged physical or mental exertion. In some cases, individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome feel muscle pain and joint pain. They may also experience vision problems and mood swings.
Chronic fatigue syndrome has been called by many different names, some of which are still used. Some of the past and present names for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) include the following:
- Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)
- Chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS)
- Post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS)
- Chronic Epstein-Barr virus (CEBV)
If you believe you may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, please consult a physician. If you would also like to pursue Social Security Disability benefits, or if you have applied and been turned down for benefits, please schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced attorney by calling us at 412-794-8003 (locally in the Pittsburgh area) or toll free at 1-866-438-8773 (outside the Pittsburgh calling area). If you prefer, you can fill out our intake form, and an experienced Social Security claims lawyer will contact you to schedule an appointment.