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Welcome!  The Info Library is an internet-based resource that addresses in one place your questions and concerns about disability benefits, disability insurers, your illness, your occupation, and filing a claim, appeal or litigation.  In other words, a "Wikipedia" for disability claims.  If you would like to automatically receive new posts, please subscribe below.



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Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis A Disability?

Video 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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Is Fibromyalgia A Long Term Disability?

Video 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.

Is Fibromyalgia A Long Term Disability?

Fibromyalgia is difficult to prove as a disability since it is a condition with largely subjective symptoms.  Because of this, obtaining long term disability insurance benefits can be challenging.  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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