Although many people with fibromyalgia, a disease which causes a person to have long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in muscles, joints, tendons and other soft tissues of the body, can still continue to work part or full time, many are not physically able to for weeks, months or even years. People with fibromyalgia have disability qualifying conditions, meaning benefits from the Social Security Administration can be had.
“Describing your fibromyalgia symptoms alone will not qualify you for Social Security disability,” according to WebMD. “You have to be specific about signs and physical findings related to fibromyalgia and pain and how that impacts your ability to work. The Social Security staff will consider all your symptoms, including pain.”
Those who apply for disability payments from the Social Security Administration should be sure to have doctors records and other records prepared to show a judge to prove the severity of the condition.
The Law Offices of Harold W.Conick and Associates have successfully represented numerous clients before the SSA to obtain disability benefits based on the disabling symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. We will fight for your case.