If you suffer from Crohn’s disease, you know how difficult it can be to manage. Your co-workers don’t understand why you need to be near a bathroom all the time. You are in constant pain. It’s impossible to focus when you are always so concerned and distracted. You don’t know how long you can possibly keep this up.
Is Crohn’s Disease Considered A Disability?
The answer to that is yes – many people with Crohn’s do qualify for long term disability benefits. However, your odds of benefit approval will depend on the severity of your condition and how you present your claim to your insurance company. The symptoms of Crohn's disease vary from case to case. Your insurance company won't automatically believe your Crohn's is a disability on diagnosis alone. You will need to show your insurance company how your condition affects your ability to work.
Below you will find what you need to know before filing your Crohn’s disease long term disability claim.