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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

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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Stroke | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Stroke Illnesses

A stroke may lead to short or long term physical and/or cognitive deficits requiring intense rehabilitative treatment.  Even with treatment, a stroke may cause enough damage and residual symptoms to cause a permanent disability.  If you are left disabled due to a stroke, there are several things you should know before you file your long term disability claim.

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Diabetes | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Illnesses Diabetes

If you're finding it difficult to function in your job because of diabetes, now might be the time to consider a claim for long term disability benefits.  Our New York disability attorneys at Riemer & Associates can review your policy with you and help you assess your eligibility.  If the time is right, our disability lawyers can help you plan your exit from work and prepare your claim.

Diabetes can be a disabling disease.  However, you will not qualify for long term disability benefits on the strength of your diagnosis alone. You will need to support your claim with convincing evidence that you are “disabled” as defined by your LTD policy. You may have to prove that you can no longer do your usual occupation or you may have to prove you cannot perform any occupation to which you are reasonably suited, a more demanding standard. Since many individuals with diabetes are able to work until retirement, the challenge will be educating your insurer about how your case is different.

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Ischemic Heart Disease | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Illnesses Heart Disease Ischemic Heart Disease Cardiovascular

If you have ischemic heart disease, you may be considering going out on disability. Ischemic heart disease may be robbing you of the energy you need to perform up to expectations. Perhaps you’ve already had a heart attack and are concerned that job stress will cause another.  Before making any changes in your employment, it’s a good idea to speak with one of the New York disability lawyers at Riemer & Associates.   Our seasoned disability attorneys can review your policies with you and provide you with an evaluation of your claim.  If you decide to file for benefits, we can help you plan your exit from work and prepare a strong claim.

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