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Filing for Disability with Fibromyalgia in California has its own problems




 
Resource page: Filing for disability with fibromyalgia

Social security disability and SSI disability claims in California filed on the basis of fibromyalgia have the same difficulties as other claims, including:

1. High denial rates at the disability application and reconsideration appeal levels.

2. Long waits for decisions at every level.

3. Very long waits for disability hearings to be scheduled.

4. And a system that, on its face, can seem complex and confusing.

Unfortunately, fibromyalgia disability claims have their problems, problems that are unique to an allegation of FMS on a disability claim. One of those problems is the fact that a fibromyalgia claimant can find it difficult to obtain documentary support from their treating physician (even at a time when medications are beginning to be prescribed specifically for the treatment of FMS, e.g. lyrica, there are doctors in practice who still regard the condition as a myth).

The other is the fact that the social security administration does not focus a significant amount of consideration toward fibromyalgia as a condition in its own right (FMS does not currently appear as an impairment in the social security administration's impairment listing manual and disability examiner, the individuals who make decisions on claims, often deride the condition).

Related pages:

1. Can you qualify for Social Security Disability on the basis of fibromyalgia?
2. Can you get disability for Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia?
3. What conditions do they Award Disability Benefits for?
4. Is Chronic Fatigue considered a disability by Social Security?








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