If you have trouble sleeping or you wake up feeling like you never slept at all, you could have the impairment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS. No specific pathology or etiology has been established for CFS. It is a real condition, and it can be disabling. If you are unable to work full-time because of the symptoms of fatigue, you may be approved for Social Security benefits in Minnesota.
In order to be considered disabled, the very first step is to be diagnosed by a medical professional. A diagnosis can be based on persistent and reproducible muscle tenderness. In our legal experience, CFS can be confirmed when other possible diagnoses have been eliminated by your treating doctor.
Among the many regulations, there is also a specific ruling that Social Security must follow at the hearing level with a federal judge.
If you have been diagnosed or you believe you have CFS and you cannot function day-to-day, please contact the Hoglund Law Offices to find out more about whether you may have a claim for Social Security Disability benefits.