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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.

 

 

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Myasthenia Gravis | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Myasthenia Gravis Benefits Illnesses 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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Tinnitus | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Tinnitus Illnesses

Tinnitus is characterized by noises in the ear(s), such as ringing, buzzing, clicking or hissing.  These noises can range from low to high pitch. Severe symptoms can cause impaired concentration, inability to follow conversations, poor memory, poor sleep, extreme fatigue, depression, and anxiety.  The condition is often accompanied by hearing loss and/or other ear, throat and nose issues.  Even with treatment and therapeutic management, tinnitus can cause debilitating limitations and long term disability.

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How Do I Prove A Disability for Parkinson's Disease?

Illnesses Parkinson's Disease

Insurance companies generally recognize that symptoms of Parkinson's can vary drastically in nature, severity, and frequency among those afflicted with the disease.  Due to the varying and somewhat unpredictable clinical presentation of Parkinson’s disease, a simple diagnosis is usually insufficient for entitlement to long term disability.  Instead, the insurance company will look to see how your particular symptoms impact your ability to work.

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