Do You Know the Mistakes that You Can Make in Your Social Security Disability Fibromyalgia Claim?

In a Social Security Disability Fibromyalgia claim, you can make common mistakes. Read this to better prepare your claim.You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if you have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. However, the Social Security Disability process can be overwhelming. Many Social Security Disability applicants who have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue make a number of mistakes in their claims. These include:

1. Failing to be aware of Social Security ruling 99-2p.

This ruling acknowledges that chronic fatigue syndrome is a medically determinable impairment. It describes the various findings that can establish the diagnosis. You should get a copy of this rule and review your medical records to make sure that your clinical notes and reports of your doctor describe the various findings that can establish the diagnosis.

2. Failing to obtain and review your medical records can be fatal to your claim. The focus in a Fibromyalgia claim is on the medical evidence- the treating physician’s clinical findings, office notes and reports of your condition.

You have to supply objective proof of the existence of the disease and the severity of your symptoms.

3. Failing to develop the medical and lay evidence and their impact on your ability to perform work activity. Many Social Security Disability applicants forget that the focus really is on function.

You doctor’s notes should reflect any complaints you have about fatigue, pain, problems with concentration and your inability to perform routine daily activities like housework, shopping or visiting family or friends.

You can avoid making these common mistakes in your fibromyalgia Social Security Disability claim by understanding the Social Security Disability claims process and working with an experienced chronic fatigue | fibromyalgia disability attorney such as Sharon Barrett who represents applicants in the Kenneth City, Pinellas Park, St. Pete Beach area. Use the contact form to contact us today to help with your claim!

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