What Every Lyme Disease Social Security Disability Applicant Needs To Know About Their Medical Records
The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t always make it easy for those with Lyme disease to get the disability benefits they deserve. Because Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose, the SSA will closely review your medical records to determine whether the symptoms are consistent with the diagnosis of Lyme disease. That’s crucial because Lyme disease has been referred to as an “imitator” as it mimics other medical conditions which can make it difficult to diagnose and treat.
What Are The Symptoms SSA Expects To See In Your Medical Records
The Social Security Administration will be looking for the following symptoms of Lyme disease in your medical records:
• Musculoskeletal system
joint pain and swelling
stiffness of joints, including back and neck
twitching of facial and other muscles
• Neurological symptoms
persistent and severe headache
numbness or tingling
weakness or partial paralysis
weakness or dizziness
burning or stabbing pains
• Vision Symptoms
blurred or double vision
sensitivity to light
• Hearing Symptoms
• Psychological Symptoms
mood swings and irritability
• General Symptoms
swollen or painful lymph glands
skin changes including nodules
insomnia or sleeping too much
short or long term memory loss
confusion including difficulty thinking
Make sure your Social Security application and your medical records document your Lyme disease symptoms and how those symptoms impact your ability to function.
What Should I Do If My Social Security Disability for Lyme Disease In Florida Has Been Denied?
Lyme Disease Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey has years of experience with helping those with Lyme disease get the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve.
Attorney Nancy Cavey will:
(1) work with you and your physician to document the basis of the diagnosis,
(2) document your symptoms,
(3) explain how your symptoms impact your ability to perform the lightest job you’ve held in the fifteen years before you became disabled,
(4) why you cannot perform any other occupation in the national economy.
You owe it to yourself and your family to get help with you Lyme disease Social Security Disability claim today. Call 727-894-3188 for a complimentary consultation.