While the Social Security Administration (SSA) now recognizes that fibromyalgia can be totally and permanently disabling, the VA continues to cap fibromyalgia disability at 40 percent despite many written requests by VA advocates (including myself) to review and repair this injustice.
The press release below from a law firm specializing in Social Security disability describes the process for fibromyalgia SSA disability claims.
Of note to Gulf War veterans, medical research by Dr. Nancy Klimas et al from NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has found evidence of distinctions between Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Gulf War Illness, suggesting that they may be distinct, different conditions with different disease processes.
-Anthony Hardie, 91outcomes.com
The interplay between fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability
Fibromyalgia, a condition causing chronic pain and fatigue, is recognized as a disability by the Social Security Administration.
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