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Attorney Fee Agreements for Disability Claims: What is a Fair and Legal Agreement? Read this important article before you sign a fee agreement contract with an attorney.

Disability Discussion—Barbara Comerford, ESQ is a presentation by Attorney Barbara Comerford to the NJ CFIDS Association (2010). Barbara Comerford, ESQ, has a practice specializing in disability law in the jurisdiction of New York and New Jersey. Through her work, Ms. Comerford has become a specialist in ME/CFS disability and spoke to the issues ME/CFS patients need to know. She has held a post as a board member of the NJ CFIDS Association, The CFIDS Association of America (CAA), and The American Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (AACFS) before it became the International Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Disability Insurance Claims: General Information by George H. Thompson, Attorney-at-law, specialist in Long-term Disability Insurance. A comprehensive outline of issues and procedures related to long-term disability insurance.

Disability Resources

Employee and Private Disability Insurance

Handicapped Parking Placards in Massachusetts

Housing/Other Essential Needs

Job Accommodations

Long-term Disability

Medical Insurance Programs

Obtaining Social Security Disability with CFS

Primer for Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Benefits, Fibromyalgia and CFIDS: What you don't know could be fatal to your claim!

The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Disability Handbook: How to Obtain Social Security Benefits if You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/CFIDS)

Tips for FM Patients Applying for Social Security Disability

Updated information regarding the 2014 Social Security Disability Ruling

      The 2014 Social Security ruling for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      Analysis of the new ruling

Update for patients with ME/CFS, FM, or Lyme disease on important issues affecting Long-term Disability Insurance and Social Security Disability A report of a meeting of the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association Disability Committee with two Boston disability attorneys in Fall 2014. This article contains important information concerning LTD insurance claims. **This is a very important article for anyone applying for long-term disability benefits.**