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Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Depends: The term "lumbar degenerative disc disease" is a very broad and non-specific category with varying levels of severity and symptoms. Most patients are not classified as "disabled" due to the problem. There may be lifting and work restrictions given by your doctor which can be classified as "impairments".Impai. ...Read more

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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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What number of different disabilities are there?

What number of different disabilities are there?

Can't calculate them: Disability us more than just an injury or loss of function of a body part it has to do with your occupation and your ability to be retrained. As an example if you lose you 5th finger you would not be disabled if you drive a truck but you could be if you were a concert pianist. If you could train the pianist to play the drums you would no longer be disabled. Disability is a legal not medical term. ...Read more

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What are the americans with disabilities amendments?

What are the americans with disabilities amendments?

Work rules: The american with disabilities act (1990) primarily aimed to eliminate discrimination in the workplace for people with disabilities. It was amended in 2008 to define "disability" as some people with disabilities were not being protected due to the interpretation of the original definition. ...Read more

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Is diabetes a disability?

Is diabetes a disability?

No: Diabetes is a diagnosis that requires lifestyle modification and medical care. It does not require that you cease work. Specific jobs may have rules (Specialty truck drivers, airplane pilots) that make work difficult with Diabetes. If you have gone unconscious due to your Diabetes or Heart Disease, driving may be prohibited for a period of months. ...Read more

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Is narcolepsy a disability?

Is narcolepsy a disability?

Not usually : Usually we can control daytime sleepiness and cataplexy with meds. Most narcoleptics don't need disability. ...Read more

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Can you get disability for ms?

Yes, possible: Unfortunately, many with MS develop progressive disability, which leads to inability to work. Social security disability and private disability policies can be available for many of these unfortunate individuals. ...Read more

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What re symptoms of disabilities in babies?

What re symptoms of disabilities in babies?

Dis(lack of) ability: Whether it is rolling over, walking, smiling in response to a human face & vocalization, much of these skills have been studied in large populations & a range of time within which they emerge is considered the norm. When these fail to emerge on time, suspicion of a motor , speech or other problem may be suspected. Some skills ore more predictive of physical or mental abilities than others. ...Read more

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Is Costochondritis considered a disability?

Is Costochondritis considered a disability?

No: Disability means a person cannot do something that a person (without a particular illness or problem) can do. Costochondritis is not a disability because a person with costochondritis can still do many or most of the things that people without costochondritis can do. However, one can be disabled in one's own profession... which means that costochondritis may be a disability for a trumpet player. ...Read more

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How can my faith help me with my disability?

Helps good choices: Admitting to problems and getting the right help takes strength and courage. That's where one's faith is valuable. That internal compass and strength along with those who share your faith can provide the internal and external resources one needs to choose well and get well. ...Read more

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How likely will a stroke lead to disability?

How likely will a stroke lead to disability?

Depends on severity: The likelihood of a disability from a stroke depends on the severity of the stroke, the type of stroke (hemorrhagic vs ischemic) and how quickly one seeks emergency treatment for the stroke. Any suspicion of stroke symptoms warrants immediate emergency care. ...Read more

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When is diabetes a disability under the ada?

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When is diabetes a disability under the ada?

Case by case: In general, diabetes is a disability under the ada when it limits one or more of a person's major life activities, has done so in the past, or a person with diabetes is being discriminated against with the assumption that they cannot perform certain activities. See the equal employment opportunity commission website for more: http://www.Eeoc.Gov/facts/diabetes.Html. ...Read more

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Does being blind qualify you for disability?

Does being blind qualify you for disability?

Depends : Disability is defined by not having the physical and / or mental capacity to work. Vision is one component. It depends on your insurance policy, state and federal criteria and the potential demands on our job. They do have the right to see if you are trainable in another job. ...Read more

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Can you qualify for disability after a stroke?

Can you qualify for disability after a stroke?

Perhaps: Disability is a measurable deficit. You may have to undergo evaluation, examination, testing and other things. A stroke does not have to render one disabled. Discuss with your pcp or see a physiatrist (rehabilitation specialist, not a p s y c h i a t r i s t). Emotional and psychological aspects of stroke come into play as well and may have to be examined, tested and treated. ...Read more

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Could i go on disability to come off suboxone?

Disability Suboxone: Disability is a medical -legal process. Anyone can apply for disability . If you have a sore thumb you can apply for disability that doesn't mean you're going to get it. If you're having trouble getting off suboxone it's a matter of excepting that it can be a very long process of going down very slowly on the dose and in the end you should have no problem. That may mean a year to 18 months. ...Read more

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How can you file disability on a mental illness?

How can you file disability on a mental illness?

It's the same...: Disability status, is based on the evaluation by a medical specialist that your illness does not allow you to work in any economically viable capacity. Disability from a psychiatric diagnosis is usually subjected to more critical review than from other medical diagnosis as it is commonly believed that they are more often abused. Explore this option with a social worker & research gov ssd online. ...Read more

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Does meniere's disease lead to total disability?

Does meniere's disease lead to total disability?

No: Meuniere's disease means dizziness occasioned by insult, sometimes viral, to the delicate vestibular system in your inner ear. The sensation of the world spinning can be severe and cause nausea and vomiting, like sea sickness. The outcome varies. Attacks come on without warning, can be disabling while they last; but in many cases, the condition passes with or without treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know which disability aids to purchase?

How do I know which disability aids to purchase?

Rehab specialist: See a physiatrist, an md or do who is a specialist in rehabilitation can can help you with this. He/she may refer you to see a physical or occupational therapist or both who can help you with decisions on what equipment would be best for you. ...Read more

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What are most costly developmental disabilities?

What are most costly developmental disabilities?

Developmental: There is no right answer. I would say inability to learn or self care is one of the more costly since it takes 1:1 care at all times. "if you teach a man to fish, he can feed himself and others". Any disability has enormous costs associated with it. ...Read more

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How to know if i qualify for veteran's disability?

Check with VA: The VA has put a great deal of effort in streamlining this process. Start with your local VA hospital. Veterans organizations are also quite familiar with disability criteria and the paperwork necessary to determine whether you qualify. As a last resort your Congressperson's local representative can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you qualify for disability with Crohn's disease?

Possibly: If your crohn's is such that it is not controlled medically or surgically and it keeps your from being gainfully employed then you may have a case for filing for disability. Will this be lifelong? Have your been fully diagnosed and treated to the maximum? There are guidelines for disability and you have to meet those. I hope you don't have to file. Get treated the max and lead a normal life. ...Read more

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