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Can you apply for disability while still working?

Can you apply for disability while still working?

Disability: Anyone can apply for disability. Each case evaluated on its merits. The proof lies on you to demonstrate that you indeed have a disability. In recent months due to healthcare change, poor economy, the welfare ideology - there has been an 85% increase in disability applications. How many get approved depends on how much money the government has - with record deficits - there is no money. ...Read more

Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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My mom wants to know if she can apply for disability while she is still working part time?

Disability: Anyone can apply for disability. Each case evaluated on its merits. The proof lies on you to demonstrate that you indeed have a disability. In recent months due to healthcare change, poor economy, the welfare ideology - there has been an 85% increase in disability applications. How many get approved depends on how much money the government has - with record deficits - there is no money. ...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

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Could I have an intellectual disability if I have difficulty making decisions, thinking creatively, working out problems, almost instant memory loss?

Could I have an intellectual disability if I have difficulty making decisions, thinking creatively, working out problems, almost instant memory loss?

It is hard to tell: from what you are describing. Are these issues new ones or have you had similar problems earlier in your life? How old are you? Have there been any serious stresses lately (family problems, deaths of loved ones or financial challenges). 1st speak to your PCP to rule out medical causes, if they rule out physical issues then consider psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Will stem cell therapies help people with intellectual disabilities? Is there any cure on the horizon?

Will stem cell therapies help people with intellectual disabilities? Is there any cure on the horizon?

No,not at the moment: probably later, but brain cells don't regenerate, and probably cannot be differntiated easily from stem cells as other tissues do, meanwhile all is still experimental ...Read more

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Is intellectual disabilities something that run in families?

Is intellectual disabilities something that run in families?

Yes.: Familial, inherited factors are actually the most common cause for intellectual disabilities. ...Read more

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Im ok lying down,suddenly as soon as i stand up its agony in lower back,i cant hold my weight.s cord stimulater i have is working fine.any suggestions?

Im ok lying down,suddenly as soon as i stand up its agony in lower back,i cant hold my weight.s cord stimulater i have is working fine.any suggestions?

More info needed: Any recent back injury or strain? Does the pain radiate into the buttock or leg? If it's a flareup of old disc protrusion it may subside after a few weeks; a recent back strain will improve sooner. Try cold and hot applications,rest, and if you can take them,NSAIDs like ibuprofen should help. Your orthopedic or neurosurgeon are best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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What exactly does intellectual disability mean?

What exactly does intellectual disability mean?

ID = having an IQ: score of 70 or < by standardized tests of abstract thinking, problem-solving, planning, academic learning, etc. + deficits in cognitive, social & practical adaptive skills, beginning before age 18. Functional level & need for supports differs for mild, IQ 50-70, moderate.,IQ 35-49, severe, IQ 20-34 & profound , IQ < 20 ID. Evaluation for genetic & other medical causes is needed for all. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

I don't know.: Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading. Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disability" is a relative term --so many types & levels of severity. My take: 1)a huge # of us struggles w/ learning; 2) schools are overwhelmed by the needs, & rarely meet the need; 3)more funding is only part of the answer; better ed approaches needed. ...Read more

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Your credit card processing is not working.

Your credit card processing is not working.

Wrong place to post: This is a forum for asking doctors questions at no charge. There is another section of the site for paid consultations. None of us here have anything to do with credit card processing. I am sure there is another place on this vast site for you to contact the administrators but this is not it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a p.e can I claim disability benefits?

I have a p.e can I claim disability benefits?

Start here: https://www.gov.uk/dla-disability-living-allowance-benefit/overview This site will guide your first queries. I'd expect that it will take patience and organization, but this is a start. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you tell if the amoxcilliin is working?

Abating of Symptoms: The only way you can tell if an antibiotic therapy has been effective is to compare the pre and post therapy culture of the infection site or blood for systemic infections. If the culture is negative, you should have the symptoms abate, otherwise do an mcs evaluation for another organism. ...Read more

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How do I organize my medications for my disability?

How do I organize my medications for my disability?

Meds: I am not sure what you mean to organize your meds for disability, but if you need to arrange them in a way that you would be able to access them in a right order, use a pillbox. If you are applying for disability and need to fill out the list of meds you are taking, you just copy the name of each medication, its strength and directions for use. ...Read more

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Do I need medications for the pain from my disability?

Do I need medications for the pain from my disability?

Not necessarily: Every person has a different tolerance for pain. Millions of people in this country have chronic pain. Some people cope quite well and carry on normal lives despite chronic pain. Other people cope very poorly and become severely disabled by chronic pain. Seeing a physician who is experienced in the management of chronic pain can be helpful to those who are not coping well. ...Read more

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Are there any limitations of the kurtzke disability status scale (dss)?

DSS limitation: Please see following internet page: http://www.Overcomingmultiplesclerosis.Org/about-ms/types-of-ms/kurtzke-edss-scale/.

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Is m.S. A temporary or permanent disability on medical assistance forms?

MS: Depends on the type of presentation and the impairments that occur during the disease. Relapsing/remitting type may "come and go" providing temporary impairments. Progressive type would normally provide additive impairments over time. Can also be a type that has a combination of both types. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a cpap is working?

How can you tell if a cpap is working?

Sound and pressure: The machine should startup, make a small noise, and a patient should feel pressure. Alternatively, your equipment company can test it with a manometer. ...Read more

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I want to have a baby but it's not working?

I want to have a baby but it's not working?

Fertility testing: If you have been trying for 12 months or more without success then formal fertility testing is needed. Schedule a visit with fertility specialist. There are 3 basic tests -- Progesterone ovulation testing, a semen analysis and an Xray called an HSG to see if the tubes are open. ...Read more

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