Get the Financial Support You Deserve
Living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) can be excruciating.
Everyday activities turn into exhaustive efforts. It’s hard enough to imagine doing your normal household chores with your chronic pain, much less keep working full-time.
CRPS takes that ability away from you.
That’s why you need Social Security Disability benefits. They can provide the financial security you need when your health forces you out of a job.
Winning benefits is hard, though. Most applicants are denied on their first try.
Whether you’re applying or appealing a denial, the experienced disability attorneys at the Law Offices of Karen Kraus Bill are here to help. We can help guide you through the process, which can be a complicated, confusing experience for outsiders.
Don’t take a chance when it comes your wellbeing. If you’re in Missouri and need disability benefits, get in touch with us today.
Common CRPS Symptoms That Qualify for Benefits
CRPS, also sometimes known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), affects your whole body at its worst.
Social Security recently started recognizing CRPS as a qualifying disorder for benefits. Some symptoms that could qualify you:
- Pain in a specific area of your body
- Unexplained swelling
- Chronic inflammation
- Noticeable changes to your skin
- Sensitivity to touch, which may even make wearing clothes uncomfortable or painful
- Abnormal nail or hair growth
- Involuntary movements
Even if your symptoms aren’t on that list, you could still qualify. We can evaluate your situation for free.
What You Have to Prove to Win Benefits with CRPS
You’ll have to prove three things to qualify for benefits:
- Your CRPS makes it impossible for you to work.
- You can’t switch to another line of work.
- You won’t be able to hold a job for a year or more.
To clear this bar, Social Security says you must provide “medical evidence that consists of signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings, and not only…an individual’s statement of symptoms.”
You’ll need to include things like:
- Medical records of your ongoing treatment
- Lab test resultst
- Statements from your doctors, psychologist/psychiatrist and friends/coworkers/familyt
- Records of how CRPS affects you daily life, such as journal entriest
We know it can be daunting. Especially when you’re dealing with health issues.
Let us ease your burden. Our lawyers know the system. And we know how to give you the best chance of winning the benefits you need to move forward.
So if you’re in Missouri and struggle with CRPS, contact us today. We can help you at any point of the Social Security Disability process.
At the Law Offices of Karen Kraus Bill, we’re a family firm. Let our family help yours.