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How to Get Disability Benefits for CRPS in New Orleans
If you’re one of the many living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), you know how debilitating it can be.
Chronic pain can pop up anywhere and anytime. It’s difficult enough managing household chores. You can’t imagine being able to work full-time.
It’s why you need Social Security Disability benefits. The monthly checks provide critical financial support when you can’t work because of your health.
Sadly, it can be hard winning benefits. Most are denied on their initial application.
No matter where you are in the disability process, Gary Sells can help you. Gary takes pride in providing legal help to neighbors in Gretna, on the West Bank, and throughout the New Orleans metro area.
Call Gary today to get your case started.
Common CRPS Symptoms That Qualify for Benefits
At its worst, CRPS can affect your entire body. Here are some symptoms we see qualify for benefits:
- Pain in a specific area of your body
- Unexplained swelling
- Chronic inflammation
- Noticeable changes to your skin
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
- Abnormal nail or hair growth
- Involuntary movements
Even if your symptoms aren’t on that list, you could still qualify. You’ll just have to prove you meet Social Security’s definition of “disabled”:
- You can’t work because of your health.
- You’re unable to switch to a different line of work.
- You’ll be out of work for at least a year or more.
Gary Sells and his staff can answer any questions you have. He’ll even evaluate your case at no cost to you.
How to Prove Your Case to Social Security
You can’t just tell Social Security you have CRPS and expect benefits. You have to prove it—convincingly.
Some of what you’ll need to include to win:
- Medical records of your ongoing treatment
- Lab test results
- Statements from your doctors, psychologist/psychiatrist and friends/coworkers/family
- Records of how CRPS affects you daily life, such as journal entries
We know it can all sound overwhelming. And it’s probably the last thing you need right now.
Let our experienced disability advocates ease your burden. We’ll handle the legal legwork so you can focus on what’s most important: your health.
Don’t Give up after a Denial
A denial can feel like the end.
You showed Social Security all the evidence and they still rejected you. It seems cruel.
Know this: You can’t give up now.
Social Security features a multi-step appeals process with chances to win at each point. Your best opportunity comes at an appeals hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ), which is the only time you can plead your case in person.
Gary Sells knows the system, the people in it, and most importantly he knows how to give you the greatest chance to win.
If you’re in the New Orleans area and need help getting the benefits you deserve, call Gary today.