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When fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome cause disability

On Behalf of | Jun 24, 2015 | Social Security Disability Benefits

There is a myth associated with Social Security Disability benefits that in order to qualify, a person has to be suffering from a terminal or otherwise very serious illness, like cancer or heart disease. As anyone who is familiar with previous posts here already knows, that simply isn’t true. There is a wide range of medical conditions that a person could suffer from that would limit their ability to work, thereby potentially leading to qualifying for SSD benefits. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are two examples.

Perhaps the most difficult part of suffering from one of these diseases is the fact that there is still a great deal more that the medical profession needs to learn about the causes and symptoms associated with both. The causes and symptoms, however, seem to be somewhat similar in both conditions.

For instance, one person might suffer from fibromyalgia while another suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, but both experience difficulty concentrating, constant or chronic pain, debilitating headaches and trouble sleeping. As a result, they may be prescribed medications that can leave them feeling lethargic and unable to complete the most simple of tasks, let alone going to a job and working.

A person does not have to be dying in order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. A medical condition that is serious enough to leave a person with a complete inability to work can also qualify. For more information on qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits when suffering from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, visit our Los Angeles-based law firm’s website.

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