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Anyone receive Disability because of FMS?
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iliveinpain - June 12

I had to leave work early today because my pain is so unbearable. I'm still working 40 hours a week, I don't know how! I live in Illinois, and I don't know if laws differ from state to state. Does anyone know how I'd go about applying and if anyone has had any luck with this? I thought I read somewhere that in order to collect you have to already be unemployed? Is this true, does anyone know? Thanks in advance for any advice.


kvc33 - June 12

Disability benefits are for people who are no longer able to work. If you are thinking about quitting, start documenting the times you are absent and why. Get your employer along side to verify that you are having difficulty. You should probably talk to personnel about your situation and see if modifications can be made to make your workplace better for you. Document failed attempts to continue with work if that is the case. See your doctor and tell him about the situation so that that is documented as well. I have seen on here many times that Allsup is the agency to go to for help in getting benefits. I don't know details as I am in Canada.


iliveinpain - June 13

kvc33, thanks for the info. Actually I have begun documenting recently. I left work early yesterday and am taking today off as well because of the fibro, and I am emailing the reasons why to my boss and my HR department. I've even sent my boss a link to this site so that he will hopefully work with me. I've begun the journey and it seems I am on the right track. I asked him if I could try going part time, as I would like to remain part of the outside world as much as possible. We'll see how it all goes, and thanks again for your input, I appreciate it!


kvc33 - June 14

I should also add that you should document all of your symptoms not just pain as you won't get disability for just being in pain. As well, detail how your symptoms prevent you from doing your job such as lack on concentration, fatigue, headaches, etc.



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