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Some cases are more straightforward, such as those involving medical conditions that meet one of the Social Security Administration's listings of impairments. On the other hand, there are cases that are extremely complex, such as those that involve pain, fatigue and hard-to-measure symptoms, including fibromyalgia disability. At the Law Office of Jim, we know how to handle even the most challenging claims for Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Proper Documentation Is Critical

In order to succeed, we need to make certain that the documentation clearly shows that your medical condition meets the Social Security Administration's definition of disability. That means that one of the most important things we do is helping you work with your doctor.

One of the recommendations we make, in addition to providing you guidance on how to talk to your doctor, is that you keep a calendar or journal in which you record your symptoms and how they impact your life on a daily basis. This is not a document that will be used during your hearing. The goal of this is to make certain that, when you go to your doctor, you can precisely report what you are going through and the doctor can reflect that in your medical records, which will be used during your hearing.

This becomes even more critical when your medical condition is not as easily pinned down and named. These are the conditions that frequently lead to denials. We know how to appeal these denials in order to help you get the benefits you need.

Contact a Marion SSD Benefits Attorney

Talk to our Marion attorney today about pain, fatigue and hard-to-measure symptoms. You can reach us toll free from anywhere in Indiana at or contact our Marion SSD benefits lawyer online.