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Welcome!  The Disability Wiki is an internet-based resource that addresses in one place your questions and concerns about disability benefits, disability insurers, your illness, your occupation, and filing a claim, appeal or litigation.  In other words, a "Wikipedia" for disability claims.  If you would like to automatically receive new posts, please subscribe below.

 

 

Category: Illnesses

Traumatic Brain Injury | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Illnesses Traumatic Brain Injury

When your head hit the ground, you saw a white flash.  You tried to speak, but the words came out as gibberish.  You tried to walk, but the world was spinning.   Your doctor said you had a concusion.  Its been six months since the fall.  You're still are not yourself.

 

A traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) is a serious and life-changing injury that can lead to physical and/or cognitive difficulties requiring intense rehabilitative care.  Even with intensive treatment, a traumatic brain injury may cause symptoms that are severe enough to cause a permanent or long term disability.  

Here's are the key tips you need to know before filing your traumatic brain injury long term disability claim.

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Crohn’s Disease | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Illnesses Crohn’s Disease

Your co-workers don't understand why you need to be near a bathroom all the time.  Sometimes the diarrhea is uncontrollable and you don't want to risk it.  You don't know how long you can keep this up.  You always are in pain.  What are your long term options?   Below you will find what you need to know before filing your Crohn’s disease long term disability claim.

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Peripheral Neuropathy | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Peripheral Neuropathy Illnesses

Peripheral neuropathy is serious that results from damage to the peripheral nervous system.  Symptoms typically involve paresthesia (prickling pain), numbness and tingling, muscle weakness, and altered sensation.  These symptoms may vary in frequency, severity, and duration.  Severe cases of peripheral neuropathy may involve atrophy, intense pain, paralysis, or dysfunction of internal organs.  Peripheral neuropathy can result in long term disability.

Here are several things you need to know before filing your long term disability claim for peripheral neuropathy.

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Myasthenia Gravis | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Myasthenia Gravis Illnesses Proof Benefits

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that causes interruption in neuromuscular transmission (the connection between nerve and muscle).  It results in weakness in the muscles that control the face, neck, eyes, which may later be followed by weakness in the upper and lower extremities.  In some cases, the disease may eventually cause difficulty breathing.

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Huntington’s Disease | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Huntington’s Disease Illnesses Neuropsychological Evaluation

Huntington’s disease is relatively rare genetic condition that causes progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain.  It usually presents during middle age, but younger individuals can also develop the disease.  Once the symptoms appear, they progress rapidly.  The younger the person is when the symptoms appear, the more rapid the disease tends to progress.  Unfortunately, the symptoms can become disabling very quickly.

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