A number of Central Floridians struggle with digestive conditions like Crohn's Disease, irritable bowel syndrome, also called IBS, and other problems with the intestines or other parts of the digestive tract.
These medical conditions can make going through life, and particularly working a job, especially difficult. One who has these sorts of illnesses is likely to experience fairly consistent bouts of pain, and he or she may also have to use the bathroom a lot. Some may need to lie in bed or on the couch periodically just to get some relief from the pain. When the condition is particularly bad or is a constant problem, surgery may be required.
While these sorts of medical problems are all in theory debilitating, the reality is that given the nature of the Social Security system, it may be hard for a person with these medical conditions to convince the Social Security Administration to award disability benefits.
It will be necessary for a Florida resident with these medical conditions to document their problems carefully in order to show that their condition effectively prevents them from working. They also will have to navigate through a system that is notoriously slow and full of red tape.
Our law office has represented victims of Crohn's Disease and other digestive problems in successful efforts to get Social Security benefits. We are willing to assist even at the earliest stages of a Social Security application, and our goal is always to get our client financial support through disability benefits so they can better focus on staying healthy and moving on with their lives.