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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 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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Can I Get Long Term Disability for Babesiosis?


Babesiosis is a tick-borne illness caused by a parasite called Babesia that infects red blood cells, leading to anemia and other serious health complications.  Most cases of Babesiosis in the United States occur in the Northeast and Midwest, including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. 

Although some people infected with Babesia may be asymptomatic, others may experience a range of symptoms, including fever, fatigue, chills, sweating, and headaches.  In severe cases, Babesiosis can cause organ damage and even be fatal.  Babesiosis may also occur as co-infection with Lyme disease, leading to more severe and lasting symptoms.

If you are experiencing long-term symptoms due to Babesiosis, you may be eligible to seek long term disability benefits.  Below we’ll discuss common questions about filing a Babesiosis long term disability claim and how an attorney can help.

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