Social Security Administration Recognizes Fibromyalgia as Medical Impairment

by DISABILITY PROFESSIONALS on August 23, 2012

The Social Security Administration has finally given some good news to the sufferers of debilitating and painful fibromyalgia. Effective July 25, 2012, the SSA recognized that fibromyalgia is a medically determinable impairment, and it can be used to establish a level of disability with appropriate medical evidence. The ruling comes as good news for thousands of sufferers.

In order to present thorough evidence to the SSA, a claimant must be diagnosed by a licensed physician (and M.D. or D.O.) and meet “the 1990 American College of Rheumatology Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia” or “the 2010 American College of Rheumatology Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria.”

The SSA will also recognize additional medical evidence, realizing that signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia, as well as pain levels, vary from day to day, and may even be absent.

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