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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

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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Can a clinical social worker (instead of a doctor) complete my fmla and disability paperwork?

Can a clinical social worker (instead of a doctor) complete my fmla and disability paperwork?

FMLA: This really depends on the state. I am from ny - the state with the greatest regulation, pork belly spending, highest taxes, highest sales tax etc.. You name it we got it! it requires a physician. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Describe the features of disability needing a caregiver.?

Describe the features of disability needing a caregiver.?

Care giver: In most instances this comes down to one's ability to perform activities of daily living (nutrition, hygiene, etc) as well as ambulation or transfers. If one is not able to perform these basic functions, a care giver (part of full time is needed). ...Read more