You know how fibromyalgia limits your life and your ability to work. It’s hard for other people to see, so they write it off as a made up condition, or an excuse to quit working.
Fibromyalgia is real.
About 4 million U.S. adults have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And Social Security recognizes it as a serious condition that can leave you unable to work. Social Security awards disability income for fibromyalgia, so despite your health and financial struggles, you can hold on to your sense of independence.
But the same challenges that keep other people from understanding what you’re dealing with also make it tricky to qualify for benefits.
Fibromyalgia comes with a wide range of symptoms that can easily be misdiagnosed as any number of other conditions.
Hawaii disability attorney Danielle Beaver understands that you would never choose to live with fibromyalgia and have to stop working.
When you need disability benefits, she makes sure you have support.