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How to Get Financial Support

You may be able to get financial relief if chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is limiting your life, including your ability to work.

Social Security Disability benefits provide monthly checks to help you pay bills while you manage your chronic fatigue. Benefits reduce your worries and make your life easier.

There’s just one problem: Benefits are hard to get.

You have to prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that your chronic fatigue is severe enough to rule out working. That’s a challenge with CFS, a condition the Mayo Clinic says, “can’t be explained by any underlying medical condition.”

Many people just can’t see, or understand, what you’re going through.

Still, there’s a way to get disability benefits for chronic fatigue, if you know the right information to collect and show Social Security.

This is where an attorney from Bothwell & Hamill can help you. We know the Social Security rules and how to build a case showing that your chronic fatigue is real and debilitating enough that you can’t work.

Our firm helps people win benefits in Yakima, Kennewick, Sunnyside, Spokane, Richland, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Walla Walla and anywhere in Central Washington.

We’ll do the legwork to get your benefits, so you can focus on your health.

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How to Prove Your Chronic Fatigue Qualifies for Disability

Social Security has given some direction about how to show that your chronic fatigue syndrome qualifies for disability benefits.

The government says your doctor needs to identify signs of serious CFS like these:

  • Muscle tenderness
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Throat soreness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Respiratory problems
  • Bladder problems
  • Sleeping problems
  • Memory problems
  • Vision problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Poor immune function, including viral infections that take a long time to clear
  • Symptoms that get worse in an upright posture
  • Symptoms that get worse after physical or mental effort

The bottom line for getting disability benefits is that your chronic fatigue stops you from continuing in your job, stops you from switching to a different job and will last at least a year.

If you’re wondering whether you have a case for disability benefits for chronic fatigue, you can get Bothwell & Hamill to evaluate your situationFOR FREE. And if you work with us, you’ll pay NO ATTORNEY FEE UNTIL YOU WIN benefits.

We’re happy to answer any questions you have about Social Security Disability benefits—and the process to get them.

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Evidence You Need for Your Social Security Disability Claim for Chronic Fatigue

Social Security says that just reporting you have symptoms like the ones above isn’t enough to secure disability income. They end up denying most people who apply.

Instead, you have to provide medical records and evidence of the severity of your chronic fatigue.

This includes:

  • Reports from your doctor about the history of your condition
  • Doctor reports from physical exams
  • Reports from mental examinations
  • Blood test results
  • Imaging results, such as MRIs

But you don’t have to worry about keeping track of all this yourself. A Social Security Disability lawyer from Bothwell & Hamill can coordinate with your medical providers, get the proper medical evidence and explain it all in a way Social Security understands.

We take the time to talk to you and learn about your situation, so we can tell your story to Social Security.

We want to give you the best possible chance of winning disability benefits—and living a life of dignity and independence when you’re living with chronic fatigue.

As soon as you know you can’t work, don’t wait to secure a better future.

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More Questions?

You might have a lot of questions. Bothwell & Hamill has answers.

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Yakima man who won Social Security Disability benefits with the help of Tom Bothwell.

Mr. Bothwell and his staff were not only knowledgeable and to the point, but took the time to answer all of my questions and kept in touch with me during the entire process.”


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