Fibromyalgia, also known as Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), is recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a qualifying condition for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, the SSA evaluates each case individually to determine whether or not the effects or the treatments would preclude you from doing any kind of work for a period of at least twelve months.
Fibromyalgia cases can be challenging because of a lack of abnormalities on physical examination and the absence of objective diagnostic tests. However, the symptoms of widespread pain, debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness can create a severe enough loss in function for a person to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. When evaluating Fibromyalgia cases, the SSA reviews not only medical history and clinical findings, but also the person’s abilities to perform work-related activities on a sustained basis.
At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced in handling social security disability claims related to Fibromyalgia. We understand what the SSA is looking for when evaluating claims, and are here to be your tough advocates regardless of the level of your appeal.
We also realize that this is a difficult time, and are here to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.