Can I Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits for Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a serious condition that often causes those who suffer from it to have painful symptoms which prevent them from earning significant income. Unfortunately, fibromyalgia is not listed by the Social Security Administration as a disabling condition. However, individuals may still be able to obtain benefits for their disability by applying for benefits for fibromyalgia in conjunction with another disability associated with the disease, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, and documenting a fibromyalgia diagnosis from a medical specialist (such as a rheumatologist) rather than simply a family physician. A medical vocational allowance may also be available.

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