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Guest Post: Tim Moore – Filing a Claim for Disability with Fibromyalgia by Lana B. Facebook Posted Mon 10 Jan 2011 12:00am SSD (Social security disability) and SSI disability applications that are initiated primarily on the basis of fibromyalgia will encounter the same problems as other claims for disability, including: 1. Fairly high rates of denial at the disability application and first appeal levels (the first appeal is the request for reconsideration). ... Read on »
Under Diagnosed Thyroid Disorders ~ Learning Disabilities ~ Fibromyalgia by Mandy .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:03pm 2 Comments I have been working on this post since last week. I am beginning to think that maybe all of these things due tie together (Thyroid, LD’s and Fibro). As my regular readers know I was diagnosed with Follicular Thyroid Cancer three years ago. The first time that ... Read on »
Dot Gets Social Security Disability for Fibromyalgia by Fibro World Posted Tue 13 Jul 2010 8:01am First of all, my apologies to those of you who have been waiting for Part II to be posted. Part I was about  what went into our decision to apply  for disability. Here, I will talk about how we proceeded with the application.  To keep this post from being overwhelming, I have divided it into 4 parts:  ... Read on »
Dot Gets Social Security Disability for Fibromyalgia by Fibro World Posted Tue 13 Jul 2010 8:01am First of all, my apologies to those of you who have been waiting for Part II to be posted. Part I was about what went into our decision to apply  for disability. Here, I will talk about how we proceeded with the disability application.  To keep this post from being overwhelming, I have divided it into 4 parts: ... Read on »
FIBROMYALGIA, SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY, CINDER BLOCKS! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:19pm 4 Comments Tomorrow is my second, and hopefully last, exam to determine whether I am so decrepit I must, essentially, become a ward of the state. When I found out I was to have the test, two cinder blocks immediately were stacked one on another atop my ribcage. So for weeks my muscles have been weakening until now my lungs only can inflate e ... Read on »
Applying for Disability based on Fibromyalgia (by Tim Moore) by Viv Patient Expert Posted Tue 11 Jan 2011 6:38pm Hello Everyone, The following article was written by Tim Moore. Tim is a former medicaid-disability caseworker and a former disability claims examiner for the social security administration's DDS, or disability determination services. Thank you Tim! Applying for Disability based on Fibromyalgia SSDI (Social security disability insurance) and ... Read on »
FIBROMYALGIA HAS TAKEN AWAY MY ABILITY TO SKATE... BUT IS SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY TO BE 'AWARDED' SOON?(!) by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:43am Well, no more skating. I can’t stand the pain after falling more than a few times... And the slightest brush of a knee against a metal ledge when I miss a grind causes the joint to balloon ( see prev. post ). So now I have to find another way to have fun. Parkour? ...I need to find something that involves mortal danger (otherwis ... Read on »
Is it Possible to Get an Early Favorable Decision in a Fibromyalgia Case? by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Nov 2008 7:06am Yesterday, I met with a fibromyalgia disability client in a pre-hearing session.  A hearing is scheduled in my client's case in about 10 days and I met with my client and her husband to discuss what I call the "theory of our case" so my client would have a clear idea about what we were trying to prove.  In addition I use the pre-hearing meeting t ... Read on »
Physical Health - FIBROMYALGIA by Michele W. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 1:45am Ilness Summary for: FIBROMYALGIA : FMS (fibromyalgia syndrome) is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. Fibromyalgia means pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons – the fibrous tissues in the body. FMS used to be called fibrositis, implying that there was inflammation in the muscles, bu ... Read on »
Invisible Illness Week Features Free Online Workshops About Disability Assistance and Other Advocacy Issues by Lisa C. Posted Mon 03 Nov 2008 8:56pm SAN DIEGO — SEPTEMBER 2007 — Nearly one in two people in the USA live with chronic illness. Although medical professionals do their best to address the health concerns of the chronically ill, those who live with illness must learn to be a good advocate for their healthcare and a victorious lifestyle. National Invisible Chroni ... Read on »