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Qualify For Disability Benefits
Complicated: You must be medically unable to perform the essential functions of your job, nor are you able to perform other gainful employment in order to qualify for social security. Government agencies have an interactive process to advocate or deny disability benefits. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Congenital defects: Severs prematurity and certain genretiv diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
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