Filing A Complaint Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

 If you have been discriminated against by an employer because of your disaiblity, you can file a complaint with the EEOC under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  I covered much of Title I of … [Read more...]

Part 1: Americans with Disabilities Act

 Disabled employees are supposed to be protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, but we all know that as chronically ill patients, we face discrimination on the job frequently due to … [Read more...]

Broken, Depression & Discrimination

   This week has been one of those weeks that could not end fast enough.  I am still slowly recovering from my flare and the longer it takes me to get over it, the more the depression sets in.  I put … [Read more...]

My Dreams for the Future Do Not Include Disability

I have a huge goal and I know that many people will think that I am in denial about my illnesses but I'm not - I'm optimistic. Maybe a little too optimistic about this particular goal? I really have a … [Read more...]

Disability Proving to Be A Major Hindrance Around Every Corner

  Social Security Disability is not a process to be taken lightly. Many of us with CFS, Fibromyalgia, IC Disease or a combination of the three have found it necessary to go to these extreme … [Read more...]

Disability Myths Debunked In Invisible Illnesses & Chronic Pain

Disability and handicapped are two words that have come to haunt many invisible illness sufferers.  In case you are reading about chronic illness for the first time and you are wondering what in the … [Read more...]

CFS, Fibromyalgia, Disability – and the Donut Hole

  At the age of 41, I never would have dreamed that I would have to worry about Medicare and “Medicare Supplement Insurance” and “the Donut Hole” that I have heard the commercials talking about. I … [Read more...]

Tips On Winning Your Disability Claim

ProHealth has a great article by attorney, Jonathan Ginsberg, on how to win your disability claim for ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia and what to expect at your Social Security hearing. Ginsberg specializes … [Read more...]

If You’ve Been Denied Social Security Benefits for FM, Read This!

If you have been denied Social Security benefits for Fibromyalgia, you will want to read the Q & A from the National Fibromyalgia Association. The Q & A features Edward Swierczek, senio … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger Post: Should you File Your Disability Claim Online or at a Local SSA Office?

Please welcome this week's guest blogger, Tim Moore, from Disability Secrets and My Disability Blog. Please see the rest of Tim's bio at the end of his post. Recently, the Social Security … [Read more...]

The Fifth Annual Chronic Illness and Postsecondary Education Symposium

I received the following information via email from Lynn Roster, Director of the Chronic Illness Initiative.  Please forward this information on to your employer, employees, students - anyone you can … [Read more...]

Court Reverses Landmark ME/CFS Wrongful Dismissal Award

In Ontario, Canada, a ruling against Honda has made Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a recognized disability requiring accomodation. I read a news report online about how a ME/CFS patient was fired from … [Read more...]

Fibromyalgia Disability Issues & How to Overcome Them

Going through the disability process is enough to give someone Fibromyalgia if they don't already have it!  It can be a long, stressful and tedious process but, I have said this many times, it is … [Read more...]

Postexertional Malaise Testing Can Help With Disability Claims

One of the main issues with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is the postexertional malaise we experience.  To some people, we appear healthy because they see us participating in an activity or at work and … [Read more...]

Tectonic Changes in Disability Law

Article by: Joshua Potter, Esq., Pasadena, CA Source: FFC Newsflash There have been tectonic changes in the disability environment. By this, I mean that since the publication of the 1990 … [Read more...]