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SSA Bulletin: Providing Medical Evidence for Individuals with ME/CFS


Senior Member
Midwest USA
A Guide for Health Professionals

This fact sheet is a guide to assist you in providing the kinds of medical evidence we need to evaluate disability claims filed by individuals with ME/CFS (also known as exertion intolerance disease, or SEID). When an individual with ME/CFS applies for Social Security disability benefits, we must decide whether he or she is disabled under the law. We make our determination or decision based on the information you provide and other evidence, including information provided

Full criteria here: