Researchers may have found a new way to diagnosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS, is a condition that causes seemingly endless and severe fatigue to those who have it. It is an impairment that is not well understood by the medical community. The study can be read here. A new diagnostic tool for CFS has huge Social Security Disability implications. For years I have seen claimants alleging CFS have great difficulty getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits. The Administrative Judges who hear CFS disability cases have a difficult time believing claimants with CFS because CFS is easy to allege and almost impossible to prove. If CFS claimants now have an opportunity to present an objective and scientific test proving they have CFS, then I believe their chances of getting approved would increase dramatically. It will be interesting to see if this new test finds acceptance in the medical community. At the very least, this study gives CFS claimants a reason to be optimistic.
This article was written by Chip Permar