Social Security Disability Benefits and Fibromyalgia Claims
Here are a couple pages that deal with social security disability and Fibromyalgia or FMS claims. However, first, I'd like to mention something that I read on another individual's blog. This person went through the process of filing for disability benefits and later realized this about the social security disability process: to qualify for disability benefits, you simply need to prove that your condition prevents you from working and has lasted for a year, or can be projected to last that long. The definition of disability really doesn't say that you have to disabled permanently and this may be an assumption that some people mistakenly arrive at.
This page lists some alternative medicine resources with regard to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and lupus.
CFS, FMS resources
And this pages discusses the social security disability and SSI disability evaluation process as it relates to chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
CFS FMS and disability
Return to the Social Security Disability SSI Benefits Blog
Upping the odds of being awarded
How SSA arrives at the decision
Multiple medical issues alleged
Odds for success on appeal
Getting the ball rolling - how to file