Can You Get Disability for Fibromyalgia?

Is It Difficult to Get Approved for Fibromyalgia Disability?

Yes, it can be difficult to have a fibromyalgia Disability claim approved. Disability decision data provided by the SSA reveals that 61% of all Disability benefit claims were denied at the initial determination level in 2020. While a portion of those claims may have been rightfully denied, Disability attorneys may have been able to help other claimants who should have been eligible but submitted incomplete, inaccurate, or untimely claims.

Who Approves or Denies My Fibromyalgia Disability Claim?

Although the SSA is a national organization, the decision on your initial benefits claim will be decided by a local Disability Determination Services (DDS) office at the state level. We have the inside knowledge to help you. Several of our paralegals have at least six years of experience working as DDS examiners in North Carolina, which gives them insight into what the examiners are looking for to accept an application.

What Do I Do if My Fibromyalgia Disability Claim Is Denied?

If your claim is denied, a Social Security Disability attorney can help you appeal the decision. There are four different levels of appeal. Every case is different, and our SSD team is here to help you.

About the Author

Rick Fleming practices Social Security Disability law at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. In addition to heading up the firm’s Social Security Disability Department, he is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law and fluent in English and Spanish. Rick has received multiple Order of Service awards from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and he is an active board member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR). He currently holds the board-elected position of NOSSCR Treasurer, after completing a year serving as the organization’s Secretary.