Recent Fibromyalgia Rulings May Make It Easier To Get Approved For Disability
In October 2015, fibromyalgia was granted its own diagnostic code in the list of official codes used by the U.S. healthcare industry including doctors, insurance companies and government agencies. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM) now officially recognizes fibromyalgia as a diagnosable disease.
In July 2012, the Social Security Administration (SSA) ruled that fibromyalgia is a disabling condition that may qualify for disability benefits. The ruling gives specific guidance to disability examiners and judges on determining if an applicant with fibromyalgia should be classified as disabled.
To qualify for disability benefits, severe impairment must be proven based on medical evidence and a history of widespread pain. Age of the applicant can also be a factor and special rules can make it easier for those over 50 to get approved.
If you’re unable to work full-time due to your health condition, we encourage you to get this free disability benefits evaluation. Our recommended network of disability advocates and lawyers has helped thousands of chronic pain sufferers get the disability benefits that they deserve.
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