January 26, 2020

Fibromyalgia and SSDI

As has been mentioned on this website, there is no Social Security listing for fibromyalgia. In other words, you cannot win a Social Security Disability claim arising from fibromyalgia based a diagnosis of fibromyalgia alone. You will have to go beyond showing that you have the medical condition known as fibromyalgia to prove that your condition prevents you from being able to hold down any job.

To do this, you have to show that the symptoms, complications, medication side effects, and other limitations arising from your experience with fibromyalgia have left you unable to reliably perform any type of work. This strategy of winning your fibromyalgia disability claim is known as the functional capacity argument for fibromyalgia. You can read more about this strategy for winning your fibromyalgia disability case by clicking on the link.