Social Security gets many disability applications that allege fibromyalgia, often as one of multiple medical conditions. Many disability claims examiners at Social Security do not take fibromyalgia seriously and will try to deny a fibromyalgia claim unless it's combined with another serious impairment. However, the courts that have heard disability appeals on the issue of fibromyalgia disability have indicated more of a willingness to approve disability benefits for severe fibromyalgia. This is a controversial area of disability law, one that will continue to develop in the next few years.

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