Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability Benefits

Jul 02

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex medical condition that can cause chronic diffuse joint pain in multiple parts of the body as well as generalized fatigue.  People that suffer from FM may also suffer from a level of depression. SSA recognizes that FM, in some cases, can be a debilitating condition entitling an award of disability benefits.  Given the complexity of FM, SSA has special rules for guidance in evaluating FM claims for disability benefits.  An individual seeking disability benefits on a FM claim should consult with an attorney who has experience in representing individuals with FM.