If you have been turned down, do not give up.  The Social Security Administration denies 67% of initial applications but approves 52% of these applications on appeal at the hearing level as of the year 2012. https://www.socialsecurity.gov/foia/resources/proactivedisclosure/FY12%20Workload%20Data-Total.pdf   Do not give up, please give me a call for a free initial consultation.

An individual is eligible for monetary benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if he or she has a medical physical or mental impairment that has lasted or expects to last for 12 months or more on a continuous basis. SSA asks the five following questions

  •  Is the person working
  • Is the medical impairment severe
  • Does the impairment meet a listing
  • Can the person do his or her past work
  • Can the person do any other work

Q:  I have fibromyalgia, will I be able to qualify for Social Security Disabiltiy?

A:  Yes, an individual is eligible for disability if he or she is receiving ongoing medical care and in spite of this medical care, the fibromyalgia is severe enough that the person would not be able to complete competitive employment.

Q:  How much does an attorney charge

A:  In almost all cases, the attorney receives a contingency fee of 25 percent of past due benefits up to a maximum amount of $6,000 upon wining your claim  If you do not win your case, the attorney is not paid attorney fees.