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

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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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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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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How do you get tested for ?Mental disabilities?

How do you get tested for ?Mental disabilities?

Mental disability: Get an evaluation with a neuro-psychologist - they are very experienced and will do some testing on you. ...Read more

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Can having dysthymia qualify you for disability?

Can having dysthymia qualify you for disability?

I doubt that: The diagnosis of dysthymia would qualify you to receive disability. The reason is that while dysthymia can really impact your quality of life - it should not prevent you from basic functioning. Disability is based on impairment not degree of sadness or dissatisfaction with oneself or their life. ...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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What amount do you get paid caring for someone with disabilities?

A/W Dr Goldhagen: This is extremely variable and depends on a number of factors. ...Read more

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Can you qualify for disability when you are bipolar?

Can you qualify for disability when you are bipolar?

Yes: Bipolar disorder is among the most common reasons for people to be unable to sustain employment. Bpd symptoms often interfere with the ability to carry out routine daily activities, be on time, or relate well to others. Check with your doctor and an attorney who specializes in disability services. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for a learning disability?

How do you get tested for a learning disability?

Battery of tests: There are a battery of tests that are used by professionals to determine learning style and ability. Psycho-educational, learning achievement, & social tests are standard in children. Most school systems offer these through a child study team assessment. Neurodevelopmental testing can precede or follow these tests depending on severity of the problem. ...Read more

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How do doctors give you mental disability?

How do doctors give you mental disability?

Assistance: Physicians assist in getting mental disability by providing copies of their records to a disability board for review. If your record provides good documentation of your disability then you may be successful. I would expect the most weight to be given to the records of the psychiatrist, counselors and family physician. Expect to have to see specialist designated by the disability board reviewing. ...Read more

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How much do you have to pay to get IVF done do medicaid pay for as well?

How much do you have to pay to get IVF done do medicaid pay for as well?

Varies and no: The cost of ivf varies from center to center and can change based on a number of factors such as sperm quality. Medicaid does not cover ivf. ...Read more

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How do you get international health insurance?

How do you get international health insurance?

International Insura: There are a number of companies that can provide a short term international health insurance policy. Among the better known companies are: - medex http://www.Medexassist.Com - travelguard http://www.Travelguard.Com - sos http://www.Internationalsos.Com. ...Read more

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How do you show proof of residency for medicaid for pregnancy?

How do you show proof of residency for medicaid for pregnancy?

Depends on the State: Please check the requirements for your state. Each one has different standards for showing proof of residency, and also various means of satisfying the requirement. Some will accept a driver's license, some a passport, and some showing a utility bill for your residence (gas, electric, water). Some may require a combination. You will need to check. ...Read more

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How long do caregivers need to work with someone to obtain legal rights?

How long do caregivers need to work with someone to obtain legal rights?

Caregiver legalities: I'm not clear on what you are asking but it does sound like a legal question. The most productive thing you can do is consult a lawyer. If the person being given care is elderly, you can speak w/an eldercare lawyer. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do you know how much it cost for a methadone clinic or if bcbs will pay?

Do you know how much it cost for a methadone clinic or if bcbs will pay?

Research this: The answer to your question differs by state and by specific insurance policy. You can review your own insurance policy, or contact your insurance company to ask. Also, you can call Methadone clinics to ask about their services. Since your note indicates you're from tn, here's a resource listing clinics in tn: http://tn.Gov/mental/a&d/a_d_docs/methadonelabeledclinics.Pdf. ...Read more

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If medicare, what type of supplemental insurance to do you have?

If medicare, what type of supplemental insurance to do you have?

Pays 80%: There are 3 types of medicare- part a= hospitalization, post acute care and durable medical equipment; part b= doctors visit(pays 80%) and part d= prescription coverage. Medicare a is paide for by social ssecurity benefits. B and d are additional monthly premiums. It is recomended that one buy a gap program to cover the 20% not covered by mc b. Aarp is an example; costs vary by program. ...Read more

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Do you have a rheumatologist on staff too? How many times have you been able to get patients ss disability? How much will it cost for diagnosis?

Do you have a rheumatologist on staff too?  How many times have you been able to get patients ss disability?   How much will it cost for diagnosis?

Wrong question!!!!: My goal is to keep patients from, first thinking they are disabled, and finally discouraging them from getting disability. A rheumatologist with the opposite mindset is @#$%: scratch that, a loon. Few of my patient warrant disability. ...Read more