Legal help for SSD benefits for chronic pain and depression

On Behalf of | Jan 8, 2016 | Social Security Disability

Floridians who are suffering from chronic pain and depression might not know that they can seek and receive Social Security disability benefits. The chronic pain can be located in a variety of areas on the body for a number of different reasons including headaches, back pain, pain due to cancer, pain from arthritis and more. There could be more than one condition with chronic pain. The combination can help with an approval for benefits.

If this pain results in an inability to work for a minimum of one year, then receiving SSD benefits could be an option. Those who are familiar with how the Social Security Administration operates should know that although the ailment that is causing the chronic pain might not be part of the Listing of Impairments that the SSA uses, it can still be possible to be approved for benefits.

Another factor that frequently arises in people who are suffering from chronic pain for any reason is depression. Technically, chronic pain has been known to lead to chemical reactions in the brain. With that, less dopamine will be produced and can cause the sufferer to be depressed. Because depression can also be a debilitating problem and prevent a person from being able to work, it too can result in an approval for SSD benefits.

It is bad enough to be suffering from an illness, condition or injury that interferes with normal life. When that also includes chronic pain and, by extension, depression, a person’s life can be an endless cycle of misery. Add in the probability that the person suffering from the chronic pain and depression will have trouble holding a job and making ends meet, and it is a nearly impossible situation. Those who are experiencing this need to be aware that it is possible to meet the requirements to receive disability benefits from the SSA. For information and help regarding filing a claim, the person suffering from chronic pain and depression should contact an experienced attorney.


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