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Default Can a person get on Disability diagnosed with fibromyalgia? - 08-02-2010, 10:59 PM

What condition does a person have to be to qualify for disability benefits? How do you begin the process?
   
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Default 08-05-2010, 10:59 PM

I'm not sure of the process but I know for a fact that my landlord has it and gets disability for it.
   
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Default 08-07-2010, 10:59 PM

Yes you can, but it is difficult, you must have significant symptoms of immobility and they must prevent you from working. These claims are very hard to get approved, but talk to your doctor as you will need his or her support.
   
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Default 08-12-2010, 10:59 PM

This is a nebulous medical condition - I doubt that just having the symptoms of Fibromyalgia will be enough to sustain a disability claim.
   
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Default 08-16-2010, 10:59 PM

It depends where you live but where I'm from (OK.)it's a lengthy and difficult process. I got denied three times( I have anxiety,depression,sleep apnea,hypersomnia, stomach problem- constant acid reflux, heartburn etc.). It's tough but if you don't give up like I did (too exhausted to keep up with all info. needed) you might get it, it never hurts to try. Call you local Social Security office and ask to speak with someone to file for disability. I heard it takes an average of over 8mos-1yr. to be approved for disability (you file,you wait, denied,file again,wait, denied,file again,wait,denied(alto of waiting), if you get denied 3 times you get attorney to help. This is where I stopped, i was doing all this on my own, filing and got very difficult for me. I might try again but not sure if I'm ready for another year round. Good Luck
   
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Default 08-19-2010, 10:59 PM

in the US you need to have any severe disability that prevents you from ANY gainful employment--even light work like bank teller..

go to WNW.ssa.gov

FMS is highly over diagnosed by idiot docs--the only reason i got it was that went to 2 top researchers..

if there is anything in your records that indicates you were not properly diagnosed and the doc is just stupid...don't expect to win
   
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Default 08-21-2010, 10:59 PM

This is their "blue book" listing of impairments. http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm

Keep in mind having a condition on the list does not automatically qualify you for approval. Having a condition not on the list, does not disqualify you. The basic rule is you must prove a condition has or will prevent you from any work for 12 consecutive months. Age, education, skills, and work history all play into your ability to do other work.
   
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Default 08-22-2010, 10:59 PM

Absolutely! I applied in 2000. I was turned down the first time as nearly everyone is. I was also turned down the second time. In my fibro. support group I learned that some people get a lawyer to help them. I asked my Dr., physiatrist, or PT person on how to find one who specializes in fibromyalgia cases. I found one, a woman who would not take me unless she was sure she would win the case. My physiatrist believed that I had a case. She filled out a fibomyalgia and myofascial pain functional questionnaire. She used the one found in the paper back (large book) book, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain, a survival manual, by Mary Ellen Copeland. pages 359 to 363. I found this book at Barnes and Noble for $19 .95. The price has probably gone up. I go to this book for everything I want to know. It is super helpful. Going through the questionnaire will probably help answer your question about how bad you have to be to go on disability. I did not have to pay my lawyer unless I won. She took 25% of what I got from the back pay for disability. To me it was totally worth it. One thing you should know is that it comes out of your social security. So at 66 or whatever age you take social security you will only get the amount you are curently getting from disability.
I wish you luck. I'll pray for you. God Bless
Oh, I also had to get the same information from my primary physician. It IS a lot of work. Just plow through and do one thing at a time. If you don't understand ask your Dr. or Social Security.
   
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