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Category: Strategy - CPET Testing

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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How Long COVID Sufferers Can Qualify for Long Term Disability Benefits

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On July 26, 2021, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services issued new guidance categorizing long COVID as a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

Below, we discuss the impact this guidance will have on long term disability benefits for COVID long haulers.

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CPET and Disability: How This Testing Can Help You Win Disability Benefits

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Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (known as “CPET”) can be useful for substantiating long term disability insurance claims.  The CPET is particularly recommended for conditions that cause fatigue as a major symptom.

Fatigue is commonly self-reported by claimants rather than objectively tested by their doctors.  Consequently, your insurance company may consider your reported fatigue as “subjective”.  Disability claims with subjective symptoms are more highly scrutinized and at higher risk of denial.

The CPET can provide evidence of your exertional limitations.  These objective results can help prove your disability to your insurance company.

Read below to learn more about the CPET and how it may help your disability claim.

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