Is there anyone else out there who lives in WA state and has ever tried to get assistance from Dept. of Social and Health Services for their FMS and/or CFS illness(es)? I was told by a social worker that "Hum... this is a sticky situation..." and this one: "If we can't get you on incapacity for this then we might be able to help you get on for depression." Both were denied. Am I correct in presuming that all people with FMS and/or CFS (I just got diagnosed with CFS also!)in WA state are REQUIRED to undergo a psych eval to be considered eligilbe for state assistance????? Is this true in other states as well? The social worker I first saw also said that "You know, feel free to apply with SSA/SSI at any time! You have that right you know." I may be mistaken but that statement sure sounded like the state doesn't want your claim so put it on the fed. And to top that off the second psychologist I was required to see flat out told me that "I beg to differ with you! There IS a cure for FMS but you are not going to find it within our traditional western medical system." Then he insulted me some more with remarks about my "fibrofog" : "We just had a decent conversation but you are acting demented." Bla, bla, bla. What kind of professional standards are at play here?