Social Security Issues New Guidelines on Fibromyalgia and Disability

Aug 22, 2014 | WC & Other Laws

The Social Security Administration published new guidelines for evaluating fibromyalgia in its disability cases on July 25, 2012.  The purpose of the Ruling is to assist SSA’s decision-makers in evaluating disability claims with allegations of fibromyalgia.  According to the  Ruling,  fibromyalgia “is a complex medical condition characterized primarily by widespread pain in the joints, muscles, tendons or nearby soft tissue.”  The Ruling outlines what medical evidence SSA’s staff need to look for and how to evaluate it in a disability claim involving fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is considered a controversial diagnosis for some doctors who may not be clear about its many symptoms.  Social Security’s new guidelines help clarify the signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia.  These guidelines could help many people here in Colorado and across the country who suffer from fibromyalgia with their Social Security disability cases.

If you have fibromyalgia or any medical condition that prevents you from working, one of the best ways to improve the chances that your disability application will be approved is to hire a qualified Colorado Social Security disability lawyer to represent you. The knowledgeable disability attorneys at Kaplan Morrell have over 15 years of experience helping workers get the benefits they deserve and offer free, immediate consultations. Click here or call 303.780.7329 to arrange a no-obligation meeting with a helpful Colorado disability attorney who will be happy to answer your questions and assist you throughout the entire Social Security disability process.