Disability Benefits and Fibromyalgia
Although many individuals with Fibromyalgia file for disability benefits, few cases actually receive benefits. There are multiple reasons that exist for this dilemma. First, there is no listing in the Social Security’s Listing of Impairments manual, a manual which contains the lists of illnesses acceptable for disability, for the condition known as Fibromyalgia. But, unfortunately, this does not change the fact that this illness does hinder many people from being able to work. Secondly, the symptoms and causes of Fibromyalgia are not stable from one person to the next, so little is known for sure about the condition causing skepticism in the eyes of the Social Security Administration. Because of this fact, to win a Fibromyalgia disability benefit case, it is greatly beneficial to have some other medical diagnosis along with the Fibromyalgia impairment in order to add more weight and viability to the case. Also, a Fibromyalgia diagnosis made by an Orthopedist or a Rheumatologist will receive greater attention by the Social Security Administration than a diagnosis that has been made solely by a family doctor.
If you suffer from Fibromyalgia and you need help with your Social Security Disability claim, you should complete the Free Disability Case Evaluation . A Social Security Disability Advocate will contact you and discuss your options. Don’t wait — Get help with your case today!