The Financial Support You Deserve in a Tough Time
You may have first realized that you have Lyme disease when you saw a bulls-eye rash on your skin. After that, you started experiencing scarier symptoms like severe headaches, arthritis, heart palpitations and facial palsy.
You’ve received medical treatment, but you still feel tired and achy. You’re unable to function like you used to. It’s even hard to get up and go to work every day.
When you can’t work and your income is stopping, you can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Disability benefits provide monthly checks, so you can focus on coping with Lyme disease—and get control of your life again.
With Lyme disease, though, you face special challenges.
It’s an invisible chronic illness. People just don’t seem to understand what you’re going through. Your boss was sympathetic at first, but grew impatient. Friends, neighbors, even family members don’t fully understand why you can’t work.
Explaining it to Social Security is difficult, too. Social Security Disability doesn’t recognize Lyme disease as a specific impairment on its own, so you have to show how all of your symptoms combine to prevent you from working.
This is where a Social Security Disability lawyer can help you. The disability attorneys at Rosenfeld & Morgan know how to present a claim for Lyme disease to Social Security.
We’ve helped thousands of people through this process. Social Security Disability is all we do.
Qualifications for Lyme Disease in South Bend
If you’re in South Bend, or anywhere in Indiana and across Michiana, you can apply for Social Security Disability by telephone or online.
In order to qualify for disability for Lyme disease, you’ll need to file a claim that:
- Demonstrates how your symptoms have kept you from working, or will do so, for at least 12 months
- Shows how your diagnosis stops you from switching to a less demanding job
- Provides your medical records, including your diagnosis and any treatment you have undergone
- Validates that you have paid enough into Social Security to receive the right amount of quarterly credits, or that you meet income requirements for certain types of benefits
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is strict because it is attempting to prevent people from cheating to get benefits. Unfortunately, most people who apply for Social Security Disability get denied at first and have to appeal the decision.
How can you work and keep up with your bills when you have serious health problems? On top of that, how can you collect all your medical records, fill out a lot of paperwork and look after yourself while your energy is drained from Lyme disease?
The disability lawyers at Rosenfeld & Morgan Attorneys are here to ease your burden and guide you through the process. They will sit down with you, carefully go over your claim, take time to understand your situation, and be that sympathetic ear you’re looking for in a time of need.
You can start by having an initial consultation with us about your claim, at no charge to you.
How the Disability Attorneys at Rosenfeld & Morgan Can Help
Our disability attorneys have years of experience helping people, including people who’ve suffered from Lyme disease after a tick bite.
We understand how Lyme disease can come with debilitating complications, like nerve pain, hepatitis, memory problems and more.
If you work with us on your disability appeal, we can:
- Explain the qualifications you need to meet
- Analyze your disability denial
- Communicate with your doctors
- Organize your medical records
- Build your arguments for benefits
- Help you through every step of appealing
Social Security Disability benefits can be life-changing. Not only do they help you support yourself and your family—you’ll also be able to feel more independent and regain a sense of normalcy after Lyme disease disrupted your life.
That’s certainly worth fighting for your claim.
Rosenfeld & Morgan is ready to help. And until you win benefits, we won’t charge you a fee.
Reach out to get back on your feet.