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Is fibromyalgia stealing your ability to earn a living?

Alabama readers know that losing their ability to work can be a direct threat to their financial well-being. People who cannot work due to a disabling medical condition, mental disorder or serious injury could be eligible for disability benefits, but it is not always easy to get these benefits. This may be especially true for people who have unseen conditions, such as fibromyalgia.

Social Security Disability: Information you may find interesting

If you suffered an illness or injury that prevents you from returning to work, you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. After all of the gossip, misinformation and myths you may have heard, it might be a good idea to obtain some information of your own.

3 actions that could harm your chances of SSDI approval

Suffering from an injury that has negative impacts on your employment can seem insurmountable. Even though working may cause you excruciating pain or other debilitating effects, you may feel as if you have no other choice but to try to work through the pain in order to gain an income. However, your condition may get to a point at which you simply cannot work.

Misunderstood conditions make seeking SSD a challenge

Making the decision to quit your job may not have been easy, but if your illness has progressed to the point where you are unable to function at work, you may have had no choice. In many cases, people in Alabama with conditions such as chronic migraines may try to work through the pain, seeking relief from every possible source. There may come a time, however, when just getting out of bed is nearly impossible.

Back to basics: the information you need about disability

If you are unable to work because of an illness or injury, you may know that you could be eligible for benefits through Social Security disability. However, you may not know what to do next, such as how to actually apply for and obtain the benefits you need. It can be helpful to understand the basic information about Social Security benefits in case you need this type of support.

When the pain of fibromyalgia disables you

It started with pain, either all over your body or at specific points, like your shoulder, hips or knees. Or maybe your first symptom was mind-numbing fatigue so powerful you could hardly drag yourself out of bed. You may have thought you had the flu or you had overworked yourself. However, the symptoms didn't go away; instead, they got worse.

Mental conditions could affect your ability to work

Your ability to earn a living and provide for your Alabama family is contingent on your physical and mental ability to hold a job. When a mental condition affects your ability to hold gainful employment, it can take a significant financial toll on your life. You may not know that some mental conditions could make you eligible for disability benefits.

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