Residents of Charlotte and other parts of North Carolina may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. Some people with this condition hold part-time jobs that are flexible. Others are not able to work and have questions about receiving Social Security disability benefits, or SSD.
What is chronic fatigue syndrome?
The illness of Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, sometimes known as ME/CFS, is a complex one. Sometimes people with this problem are confined to bed. Rest, however, does not help the overwhelming fatigue that they experience. There may be other problems, such as with sleep, pain, thinking, concentrating and dizziness. Upon seeing someone with CFS, you may not realize that they are ill.
CFS sometimes makes it difficult to keep a job, go to school or take part in everyday life. Statistics show that one in four ME/CFS patients is house-bound and bed-bound for long periods during their illness. The illness affects all ages although it is common for people between 40 and 60 years old.
SSD helps those who are not able to work
Your doctor may help in your SSD claim because a physician can use an assessment tool to track the status of your health. There are certain definitions of this illness that the Social Security Administration needs from doctors when evaluating disability in patients with ME/CFS.
Applying for SSD
The Social Security disability application process may present challenges to some people, especially if they suffer from CFS. They may have questions and do not want their application denied.
If you have ME/CFS and would like advice and help with the application process, you may be wise to contact an attorney with experience in filing claims for Social Security disability. An attorney may answer your questions and assist you in your application for benefits.