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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: Strategy - Evidence

Can a Vestibular Evaluation Help Prove Your Disability Claim?

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Vestibular dysfunction can be extremely distressing and disabling.  A vestibular evaluation is one of the best ways to prove the severity of a long term disability due to vestibular dysfunction.  This is because the evaluation will provide an objective proof of your vestibular symptoms (including dizziness, vertigo and balance issues) in a way that medical records alone cannot.

Learn whether a vestibular evaluation may help prove your long term disability claim.

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Neuropsychological Evaluation Tips From a Disability Attorney

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Your disability attorney will tell what to expect at your neuropsychological evaluation.  Knowing what to expect will decrease any stress or anxiety you have about undergoing the testing. 

The most common questions are answered below to help prepare you for your upcoming evaluation.

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Can a Vocational Assessment Help My Long Term Disability Claim?

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A vocational assessment can provide a detailed, expert opinion that explains why your disability prevents you from working.

A vocational expert can achieve this by:  (1) providing an accurate and comprehensive description of your job responsibilities; (2) highlighting the skills and abilities necessary to perform your job successfully; (3) clearly explaining your inability to meet particular work demands; and (4) providing an expert conclusion as to whether you can perform your own occupation or any other occupation.

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Medical Evidence Needed To Win Your Disability Claim

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Here is why medical evidence is crucial when it comes to winning our Disability Claim. In theory, the insurance company is supposed to consider each and every piece of evidence submitted in connection with your disability claim.  In reality, the medical evidence tends to steal the show.  Why is that?

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Long Term Disability Claimant Tip: Bad News Diary

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The success of a long term disability claim is dependent on proving that your symptoms are disabling. A diagnosis of a particular illness is not enough. You will need to establish that the symptoms that you suffer prevent you from performing the duties of your occupation. How do you do this? By submitting objective evidence, such as MRI's, SPECT scans and other test results; the opinions of your treating physicians, and by providing a statement explaining how your symptoms make you unable to do your job. We recommend that a claimant keep a contemporaneous diary of all symptoms. For instance, if you had a migraine headache on Monday, that should be put in your diary. If you could not get out of bed on Tuesday, that also should be placed in your diary, and so on and so on. By keeping a diary, you can be very specific. Specificity makes your symptoms more credible and allows them to be viewed and evaluated in context.

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