How Social Security Evaluates Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

From the North-East Ohio News Herald comes this careful explanation of the way Social Security determines disability based on chronic fatigue syndrome. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that chronic fatigue syndrome causes $9.1 billion in lost productivity every year, not including medical costs and disability benefits…In April 1999, the Social Security Administration declared that pain and fatigue illnesses “are medically determinable conditions” that require four or more of a specified list of symptoms to be eligible for benefits. Full story here:

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