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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

Long Term Disability Claim Tips for Crohn’s Disease

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 Strategy Illnesses Strategy - Proof

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 Neuropsychological Evaluation Illnesses

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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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Illnesses

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist.  The condition causes numbness, pain, tingling, and weakness in the hands and fingers, which can vary in severity from bothersome to debilitating.  For those whose jobs require significant typing or other dexterous movements, severe carpal tunnel syndrome can result in long term disability.

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