Chronic Pain And Social Security Disability Insurance

Chronic pain can affect a person's ability to do his or her job. If your pain has reached such a level where you are unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Unfortunately, most people who apply for SSDI are turned down — at least initially.

At Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler in Charlotte, North Carolina, our lawyers know how a disability, such as chronic pain, can shatter a person's life. Since 1979, we have helped people with disabling health conditions obtain the benefits they deserve from SSDI. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Is Chronic Pain A Qualifying Disability?

When pain reaches the level that it interferes with your concentration and focus, and prevents you from working for at least 12 months, it can be considered a qualifying disability. Examples of pain conditions include:

  • Pain associated with cancer
  • Pain associated with heart disease
  • Pain associated with diabetes
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Back pain

Many people don't understand the limitations that pain can place on a person's ability to work. It can interfere with a person's ability to sleep and perform daily activities. In some cases, pain becomes so intolerable, the person needs to stop and take unscheduled rest breaks, which no job would accommodate. Pain can also lead to depression, which can exacerbate the challenges you are already facing.

Our pain conditions disability lawyers understand what the Social Security Administration is looking for and can help your doctor understand how to present your pain diagnosis and supporting medical information in such a way that the SSA will recognize it as valid.

Contact Our Chronic Pain SSDI Lawyers

If you are unable to work because of chronic pain, trust your case to an attorney with a record of success. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Social Security Disability attorneys, call 704-594-4317 or contact us online.

We accept cases on a contingent fee basis. We only collect attorney's fees if we obtain benefits for you.