HOW A SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CASE BASED ON CHRONIC PAIN WILL BE HANDLED
Clients of disability lawyers in Winston Salem NCoften ask questions about receiving benefits when their case is based on suffering from chronic pain.
HOW THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION WILL ASSESS CASES BASED ON CHRONIC PAIN
There is no scientific method to measure the amount of pain a claimant is in. The SSA will determine how much your pain affects your ability to work by deciding on the following:
- Does the evidence indicate that your pain is reasonable based on a medical impairment that can be determined medically?
- If this is found to be the case, how severe and continuous is the pain, and how does it hinder how capable you are of performing basic work?
HOW “MEDICALLY DETERMINABLE IMPAIRMENT” WILL FACTOR IN
It is not enough to simply claim to be suffering from pain and receive benefits for it. There must be a medically determinable impairment. The can happen due to a problem with anatomy, physiology or psychology and has to be proven via objective evidence. If there is no objective evidence, it will be hard to win benefits.