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Doctor insights on: Department For Work And Pensions Disability Living Allowance

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I have been diagnosed with CRPS recently. Will my condition deteriorate? Can I claim disability living allowance for this condition? Education help?

I have been diagnosed with CRPS recently. Will my condition deteriorate? Can I claim disability living allowance for this condition? Education help?

Chronic pain: Regional pain syndrome can be very debilitating and yes you can claim disability status. Approval would depend on the affected extremity and severity of the symptoms. Additionally, your condition can improve with time and treatment allowing you return to work. It may also deteriorate causing you to go back on disability. As long as disability is approved initially you can always go on and off. ...Read more

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What is the difference between disability living allowance and employment and support allowance?

What is the difference between disability living allowance and employment and support allowance?

None: Disability is a certification of inability to make income, and cash is paid depending on the organization responsible (government/private). Allowance for hired help or funds for housing are a separate function, usually by state agencies to reduce institutionalization rates. They do not involve cash to the disabled individual. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the rooms and spaces in learning disability department in hospital?

Can you tell me the rooms and spaces in learning disability department in hospital?

Learning Disability: Check out the learning disabilities association of california (http://www.Ldaca.Org/), serving families and adults with ld. The california department of education special education division oversees disability education services to children. Best regards. ...Read more

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What are the coping strategies for living with illness or disability?

What are the coping strategies for living with illness or disability?

Remember Humanity: As difficult as it is to live with a recognized illness or disability, the invisible ones (like vision loss, mental illness, etc.) pose the additional challenge of being dismissed by able-bodied folks as minimal. Do not "become" your disability, but rather, seek to find meaning in the ways that you still can heal others, and in so doing, you heal yourself. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid a new task at work that will affect my mental disability?

Talk to boss: You need to have a discussion with your boss of why you feel the task would be detrimental. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat mentally ill people cannot disclose their disability to supervisors at work?

They can: They often do not for the same risks that exist in the community. Stigma, harsh judgments, discrimination takes place and often subtly so many workers with mh issues find themselves out of good jobs without really knowing how it happened. So, persons can disclose their disability, but often choose not to. ...Read more

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If i've been given the next three years with mental health support and a social worker can I declare a disability at work?

If i've been given the next three years with mental health support and a social worker can I declare a disability at work?

Depends: The word "disability" usually refers a to situation, where due to a physical or mental condition, one is unable to perform their usual work-related duties. In matters of employment, one would turn to their human resources department to understand what if any benefits they may be due. A diagnosis, or in this case, a set of treatment recommendations, does not automatically mean one is disabled. ...Read more

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Is depression a disability that can be disclosed at work?

Is depression a disability that can be disclosed at work?

Contextual: It truly depends on the line of work. Some professions require one to disclose their mental health history for job safety concerns. If you are wanting to take sick days for the condition, you may be required to disclose the reason - please refer to your employee handbook. ...Read more

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What if I can't work because of cfs? Is it a disability

What if I can't work because of cfs? Is it a disability

Only if you feel so: Go to a4m.Com and use the doctor locator function to find a doctor in your area to help you find the cause of your cfs and help you fix it. Cfs is usually a metabolic problem coupled with abnormal hormones, thyroid, and undiagnosed toxins stored in the body. Advanced testing guided by that doc can help you pinpoint causes and get relief and back to a normal life if that is your goal. ...Read more

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How does a TTD Disability rating work? I don't understand the point after partial tear rotator surgery?

How does a TTD Disability rating work? I don't understand the point after partial tear rotator surgery?

Assume U R Referring: 2 w/c ratings. These vary from state 2 state. In Wisconsin, it means temporary total disability, meaning U R unable 2 work @ the present time. After U R able 2 RTW, U no longer receive compensation. If Ur injury has a permanent component U will B rated by Ur Md 4 PPD. Perm Par Disability. This is% of body or part, $val plugd in2 formula & out comes what $ U will receive. Monthly until achieved. ...Read more

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My wife works in a large department store, standing 8 hours a day, her knees started hurting as most others?

My wife works in a large department store, standing 8 hours a day, her knees started hurting as most others?

Yeah: No doubt of that. If she has arthritis, she may get a doctor's note to allow her to sit if her work permits or she may consider changing jobs if unable to tolerate. ...Read more

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My wife works in a large department store, standing 8 hours a day; her knees started hurting as most others?

My wife works in a large department store, standing 8 hours a day; her knees started hurting as most others?

New shoes: I'd recommend that your wife wears shoes at the store that are more comfortable and supportive. There are some dress shoes that accomplish that for women. Depending on her age, it would be worth an evaluation for osteoarthritis. The treatments can include tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids (like aleve), steroid injections, and use of a cain. Regardless, the knee pain is likely improved with physical therapy. ...Read more

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I do not want disability benefits, only schedule A letter from my PCP for work, I want to work! is this not different than disability?

I do not want disability benefits, only schedule A letter from my PCP for work, I want to work! is this not different than disability?

While certainly not: an expert, my understanding is a Schedule A letter is something you can get from your physician outlining a disability you may. This letter enables you to be considered for jobs in the Federal government without having to compete with the general public. Some people may be receiving Social Security disability benefits; others may not. Being on disability isn't necessary. Go to dol.gov. Good luck! ...Read more

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I currently work for Mercy in the housekeeping department and I'm 8 weeks pregnant, is it OK to continue working there?

I currently work for Mercy in the housekeeping department and I'm 8 weeks pregnant, is it OK to continue working there?

Pregnant: Being pregnant is not a disability - so one can continue to work. What you have to pay attention to is the exact type of work, the work environment etc... ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and can only work part time i was wondering if you could tell me the best way too get disability ? Thanks !

I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and can only work part time i was wondering if you could tell me the best way too get disability ? Thanks !

From whom?: Disability rating requirements can vary. Social security disability has some criteria, private insurance. May have more detailed requirements such as a functional capacity evaluation and rating. Start with what avenue you wish to take then see the doc who diagnoses your conditions. ...Read more

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I have learning disabilitys in math and spelling I feel if I work on my working memory it will help what r some good exorsizes tips ex. I could do?

I have learning disabilitys in math and spelling I feel if I work on my working memory it will help what r some good exorsizes tips ex. I could do?

Try Learning Rx: This is not in my area of expertise, but I am aware of a unique company called learning rx that has been very successful in helping identify areas of learning weakness and using exercises / training to improve these weaknesses. Good luck! ...Read more