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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

Multiple Sclerosis | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Multiple Sclerosis Illnesses

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is chronic, progressive disease of the central nervous system.  Despite the obviously serious nature of Multiple Sclerosis and the profound impact it may have on a person’s life, obtaining long term disability benefits can be an uphill battle.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with MS, learn how to present the strongest long term disability claim possible.

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Long Term Disability Claim Tips: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disability & Fibromyalgia

Chronic fatigue syndrome Illnesses Fibromyalgia

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are conditions with largely subjective symptoms. Therefore, obtaining disability benefits can be challenging to prove under a long-term disability policy. Insurance companies are skeptical of claims based on self-reported subjective symptoms. They often insist that a claimant supply objective evidence in support of disability. If you are disabled because of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, our disability insurance lawyer can help you assemble the evidence that insurers demand to approve a claim. 

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Mental Illness | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Illnesses Depression Anxiety Mental Illness Bipolar Disorder

Mental illness is a common cause for long term disability insurance claims.  Sufferers of mental illnesses can find even the most basic of daily functions and activities extremely challenging. Working at a job can prove impossible. Benefits are available if the claimant can establish that he or she meets the policy’s or plan’s definition of disabled, just as with a physical illness. However, most long term ERISA disability policies limit benefits to 12 or 24 months when the disability is caused by a mental illness. Under these provisions, benefits will stop after one or two years even if you remain totally disabled.
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Heart Conditions | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Illnesses Heart Disease Cardiovascular

If symptoms of heart disease are making it difficult or impossible for you to do your job, your employer-provided long term disability policy may provide benefits. Heart disease can be a debilitating ailment and is a common reason for disability claims. The New York disability attorneys at Riemer & Associates have helped many clients with heart conditions obtain benefits. 
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Cancer | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Cancer Illnesses

Cancer is a leading cause of long-term disability. Although cancer is a frightening diagnosis, thanks to medical advances, millions of people are able to lead fulfilling lives after completing treatment. However, during treatment, most people will need time off from work. Some will remain unable to work indefinitely because of a recurrence or lasting side effects of treatment.

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