Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


img_doctorChronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), is recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a qualifying condition for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, the SSA evaluates each case individually to determine whether or not the effects or the treatments would preclude you from doing any kind of work for a period of at least twelve months.

When evaluating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cases, the SSA reviews not only medical history and clinical findings, but also the person’s abilities to perform work-related activities on a sustained basis, i.e., 8 hours/day and 5 days/week. Examples of work-related functions include physical work-related functions (such as walking, standing, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, carrying, and handling) as well as mental work-related functions (such as the ability to understand, remember, and carry out simple instructions, the ability to use appropriate judgment, and the ability to respond appropriately to supervision, co-workers, and usual work situations, including changes in a routine work setting).

At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced in handling social security disability claims related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. We understand what the SSA is looking for when evaluating claims, and are here to be your tough advocates regardless of the level of your appeal.

We also realize that this is a difficult time, and are here to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.