Can Chronic Pain Lead To A Mental Condition That Qualifies For Florida Social Security Disability Benefits??
Question: My son has been complaining of constant joint pain that prevents him from being able to work, but doctors cannot determine the cause. He is also diagnosed with depression and anxiety. One doctor recently suggested his chronic pain symptoms may be a mental condition that qualifies for Social Security disability benefits. Is that true?
Answer: Millions of Americans experience chronic pain due to various causes, and therefore express varying forms of symptoms. Patients may complain of nagging chronic pain in which doctors are unable to specifically diagnose or treat. In these cases, the individual also frequently shows symptoms of depression, fatigue, reduced activity, and overall disability that appear to be out of proportion with the implied impairment.
In order to qualify for Florida Social Security disability benefits, your son may be eligible based on chronic pain associated with a mental impairment. This would show that there is a psychological cause to the pain, which may meet the required criteria.
To qualify for Social Security benefits, it is vital that your son provide proper diagnosis from his psychiatrist or medical doctors. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim for Social Security benefits in Florida. Call: 954-807-1334.