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Welcome!  The Disability Wiki 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.

 

 

Category: Illnesses - Chronic fatigue syndrome

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

Illnesses Chronic fatigue syndrome Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as 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 Myalgic Encephalomyelitis also experience general weakness, cognitive problems, unrefreshing sleep, muscle or joint pain and flu-like symptoms.  Unfortunately, there is no known treatment to cure this disease. 

Knowing how to substantiate your claim (e.g., through medical evidence, proof of treatment, etc.) will help increase your chances of approval.  Here’s what you need to know before filing your long term disability claim for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disability & Fibromyalgia | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Chronic fatigue syndrome Illnesses Fibromyalgia

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are conditions with largely subjective symptoms. Therefore, 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 or chronic fatigue syndrome, our disability insurance lawyer can help you assemble the evidence that insurers demand to approve a claim. 

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