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Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability

Fibromyalgia is a somewhat phantom-like disease which causes symptoms including sever joint pain, as well as pain in surrounding muscles, tendons and soft tissues. Usually difficult to diagnose and equally difficult to treat, it nevertheless causes its victims chronic suffering which they may be consider disabling. When that disability renders someone unable to work, they may seek assistance through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, a benefit for those who haven’t yet reached retirement age but are unable to work due to their disability. Fibromyalgia, while recognized as a medical condition by Social Security, often doesn’t qualify one for SSDI benefits unless specific conditions and eligibility factors are satisfied. In other words, those suffering from chronic fibromyalgia may find it quite difficult to get SSDI benefits. All of this is explained in this article from JDSUPRA, a law firm which offers information and counsel to the legal community. Click here to read more about fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability.

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