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Can you qualify for disability after a stroke?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Stroke itself isn't a disability.
It would be only something you could claim as the cause of the persistent disorganization of function from which your physical or mental deficit comes; & you have to prove that your deficit meets or equals a disability listing; or that your residual functional capacity is sufficiently impaired to qualify that way. If it's you i.e. 28 y/o, that's gonna be tough.

In brief: Depends

Stroke itself isn't a disability.
It would be only something you could claim as the cause of the persistent disorganization of function from which your physical or mental deficit comes; & you have to prove that your deficit meets or equals a disability listing; or that your residual functional capacity is sufficiently impaired to qualify that way. If it's you i.e. 28 y/o, that's gonna be tough.
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Dr. Anita Prakash
Yes it is possible if your mental capacity and/or physical ability is significantly limited to preclude you from working to the extent you were.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If the stroke has caused permanent damage to your nervous system and you cannot return to your job because of it or cannot perform any job because of it you should be able to qualify for disability benefits either with a private insurance company if you purchased a disability policy from them prior to your stroke or from social security.
This can be a complicated process. Talk with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

If the stroke has caused permanent damage to your nervous system and you cannot return to your job because of it or cannot perform any job because of it you should be able to qualify for disability benefits either with a private insurance company if you purchased a disability policy from them prior to your stroke or from social security.
This can be a complicated process. Talk with your doctor.
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