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Can I Get Long Term Disability Benefits If I Have Fibromyalgia?

Tucker Law Group
June 16, 2020

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness. If you suffer from this disorder, then you will likely have trouble sleeping and experience memory and mood issues. However, doctors have not yet determined what causes the pain associated with Fibromyalgia. This may mean that you will have trouble proving definitively that you suffer from this disorder. An insurance company may choose to deny your Fibromyalgia long term disability claim.

Are you currently suffering from Fibromyalgia? If so, then consult with an ERISA attorney at Tucker Law Group. Our nationally recognized law firm has won hundreds of fibromyalgia disability claims and can analyze your disability policy during a free case evaluation. We know that insurance companies look for ways to deny Fibromyalgia long term disability claims. We can help you and your treating physicians present the most persuasive evidence of your disorder.

If You Have Fibromyalgia, Can You Get Disability?

Receiving a Fibromyalgia diagnosis does not necessarily qualify you for disability. However, the symptoms linked to the disorder are often disabling. For example, the most common symptom of Fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain. The pain is often unpredictable and can last for several months at a time  It can impact your sleeping, your concentration, and even your memory.

Are you currently experiencing chronic widespread pain and the other problems associated with Fibromyalgia? If so, then your Fibromyalgia disability may prevent you from performing the duties of your job. If you cannot do your job because of Fibromyalgia, our long term disability lawyers can help you file a disability claim or appeal a claim that was denied. We can make a compelling argument that you meet your policy’s definition of disabled.

How to Win a Fibromyalgia Disability Case

Are you filing a claim under your employer’s group disability plan (an ERISA claim) due to suffering from Fibromyalgia? If so, then you must show medical evidence that supports your disability claim. For example, Fibromyalgia symptoms such as memory loss and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be clinically diagnosed. If these symptoms prevent you from performing the duties of your job, then you can base your claim for disability benefits on them.

Additionally, you must show that you are receiving treatment for your disorder. Treatments for Fibromyalgia will vary depending on which symptoms you are experiencing. However, in most cases, treatment for Fibromyalgia consists of a combination of non-drug therapy and medication prescribed by a rheumatologist. Your fibromyalgia disability insurer will want proof that you are consistently seeking the appropriate forms of treatment.

Further, you must show that your Fibromyalgia symptoms are severe enough to impact your workplace performance. Our attorneys will help you compile a list of job duties that are impacted by those symptoms, as well as giving you methods to document how your limitations impact how you do your occupation.

Even still, filing a successful Fibromyalgia long term disability claim is difficult.  You should consult with an experienced disability law firm as soon as possible. The lawyers at Tucker Law Group can help you present your case in the best possible light.

Struggling to Work With Fibromyalgia? Call Us Today for a Free Consultation

Have you recently received a Fibromyalgia diagnosis? Are your symptoms severe enough to prevent you from working? If so, then you may consider filing a Fibromyalgia long term disability claim. At Tucker Law Group, we can help you prepare the strongest claim possible. Our attorneys understand that Fibromyalgia long term disability claims are tough. Thus, we will put our decades of combined knowledge and experience to work for you.

For a free consultation, give us a call at (866) 233-5044. You can also message us through our online contact page. We provide counsel in all 50 states as our attorneys are licensed in Florida and many federal courts around the country.