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If a patient is living with chronic pain from fibromyalgia or any other neurological disorder, he or she can apply for social security disability benefits. While most neurological disorders are not listed on the social security administration's list of disabling conditions, a social security disability award is approved because of the inability to work—making chronic pain a qualifier.
When applying for social security disability services, make sure you have a list of all treating doctors, as the social security administration will ask for this. You will also need particulars about your diagnosis, and will have to show that you cannot hold a job due to your condition. Social security disability also has rules regarding the amount of money you have in your bank account. Before applying, be sure to read all of the rules and regulations. Have all requested documentation ready before the application is started. When mailing information to the social security administration, mail copies of documents and mail everything certified mail with a return receipt requested. This will show you that they received your documentation, plus will document the dates received.