As the name indicates, chronic fatigue syndrome’s (CFS) hallmark symptom is extreme, persistent fatigue that prevents patients from even completing normal, ordinary daily activities. For this reason, it is routinely disabling and one of the most common disorders among disabled workers seeking Social Security disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition that is typically difficult to diagnose because there are no standard diagnostic tests, by a treating or examining physician after experiencing at least six consecutive months of intractable fatigue that has precluded your ability to work, you may be eligible for disability benefits either through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Some common symptoms associated with CFS other than persistent, extreme fatigue are as follows:
- Tenderness in the lymph nodes
– Sleep problems
– Sore throat
– Memory problems
– Feeling physically unwell more than a full day after physical activity, including even short walks
– Severe pain in multiple joints or muscles
If you have been denied Social Security disability benefits or are interested in filing a new claim as a result of the effects of chronic fatigue syndrome, please contact Viner Disability Law for a free and confidential evaluation of your claim for disability benefits.