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Welcome!  The Info Library 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 for Dysautonomia: What You Need to Know

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Is dysautonomia disabling?

Dysautonomia can indeed be disabling, as it encompasses a group of disorders that affect the autonomic nervous system, which controls many vital bodily functions.  The severity of dysautonomia symptoms can vary from person to person, but in more severe cases, they can significantly impair your ability to maintain gainful employment.  However, whether your dysautonomia symptoms result in disability depends on the specific type and severity of your condition.

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Long Term Disability for Radiculopathy: What You Need to Know

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Radiculopathy is a medical term that describes a set of symptoms related to compression, inflammation, or injury to the spinal nerve roots.  These nerve roots exit the spinal cord and branch out to various parts of the body.  When they are affected, it can lead to serious pain, muscle weakness, numbness, or tingling sensations along the path of the affected nerve.  If you experience radiculopathy, you may suffer from intense and frequent symptoms that interfere significantly with your function, mobility, and ability to work, leading to long term disability.

Below, we’ll discuss important factors to consider when filing a radiculopathy long term disability claim and how an attorney can help you through the process.

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Long Term Disability for Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know

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Can I receive long term disability for Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

Yes, you can receive long term disability (“LTD”) benefits for Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (“EOAD”).  If you have been diagnosed with EOAD and have disability insurance through your employer or a privately purchased policy, you may qualify for LTD benefits.  However, the process of pursuing LTD benefits for EOAD can be incredibly challenging.

It is essential to first review your insurance policy to understand the terms, conditions, and definitions of disability in your policy.  Each policy is unique, and comprehending your coverage is a vital first step.  To get your claim approved, your insurer will require substantial evidence documenting your diagnosis, progression of symptoms, and proof that your EOAD prevents you from working.

An experienced ERISA attorney can be invaluable during the disability claims process.  Riemer Hess has over 25 years of experience assisting professionals and executives to secure their long term disability benefits.

Below we’ll share information and strategies for proving your EOAD long term disability claim.

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Long Term Disability for Mental Illness: What You Need to Know

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As the dialogue around mental health grows, so does the recognition of the profound impact that psychiatric conditions can have on your ability to work and function.  If your mental illness prevents you from performing your job duties, you may be eligible for long term disability insurance benefits.

However, it’s important to understand that mental illness disability claims are often more complex and difficult to navigate compared to claims with disabling physical conditions.

Here’s what you need to know before filing your long term disability claim for mental illness.

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Kidney Cancer and Long Term Disability: What You Need to Know

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Can I qualify for long term disability due to kidney cancer?

Yes, kidney cancer can qualify you for long term disability. If you have kidney cancer and long term disability insurance coverage, you may be eligible for benefits, depending on the terms of your policy.  When filing a claim, your insurer typically considers the severity of your condition, its impact on your ability to perform your job duties, and whether you have sufficient supporting medical and vocational evidence.

Below we’ll discuss the ways kidney cancer causes disability and tips for filing a long term disability claim for kidney cancer.

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