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Category: Illnesses - Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Chronic fatigue syndrome Illnesses Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (“CFS”), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (“ME”) or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (“SEID”), is a debilitating, often misunderstood disease.  It is generally characterized by severe, overwhelming fatigue that does not improve with rest, and post-exertional malaise – or the inability to recover normally from even minimal physical or cognitive exertion. Individuals with CFS/ME also experience general weakness, cognitive problems, un-refreshing sleep, muscle or joint pain and flu-like symptoms. Unfortunately, there is no known treatment to cure this disease. 

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Long Term Disability Claim Tips | Fibromyalgia

Chronic fatigue syndrome Illnesses Fibromyalgia

Those with fibromyalgia know how difficult daily living can be: coping with debilitating chronic pain, ending up exhausted for days from light activities, struggling to concentrate enough to complete even simple tasks. Many people suffering from fibromyalgia find themselves unable to continue working.

Fibromyalgia is a condition with largely subjective symptoms. Because of this, obtaining disability benefits can be challenging to prove under a long-term disability policy. Insurance companies are skeptical of claims based on self-reported subjective symptoms. They often insist that a claimant supply objective evidence in support of disability.

If you are disabled because of fibromyalgia, our disability insurance lawyers can help you assemble the evidence that insurers demand to approve a claim. See below for tips on filing for long term disability with fibromyalgia.

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