I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Can I continue to work at my Massachusetts job?

Many Massachusetts residents who suffer from fibromyalgia collect Social Security benefits because they are unable to continue working. However, others continue to work successfully. It comes down to your own personal situation.

Many patients suffer frequent flare-ups of symptoms that cause them to miss work on a regular basis. Others may go long periods of time without problems. Still others find themselves unable to work at all, experiencing severe symptoms and frustrations.

One test that can help determine your ability to work is a functional capacity evaluation (FCE). Unfortunately, if the test is administered on a “good day,” the patient can easily be misdiagnosed and unable to get disability benefits even if he or she experiences disabling pain on the “bad days.”

The answer is to get a doctor experienced in fibromyalgia cases and get a true evaluation of what you can and can’t do.

For help in applying for Social Security disability benefits, contact the Boston disability law firm Keefe Disability Law. We can help you find competent medical treatment and get your claim started. Call us today toll free at 888-904-6847.

We also offer free reports for those wishing to learn more about the SSA disability process. Just fill out the convenient form on this page.
John L. Keefe
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Founding Attorney, Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyer