Disability?

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jy13131
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Disability?

Postby jy13131 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:41 am

I have a job and so far knock on woos.... No problems. But I would imagine some people have been able to collect disability for this condition. Anyone have experience?
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Re: Disability?

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:46 am

I live in the Uk and so would not be familiar with US systems. However anything that I have read would indicate that it is not easy to collect disability for this condition. There have been threads in the past on this subject. Perhaps a search may throw up some useful discussion points.
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Re: Disability?

Postby badnights » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:33 am

search posts by kimberley and cornelia
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Re: Disability?

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:36 am

Not many in the US - it's HARD to prove. It has been done, though.

I know that if I wasn't self employed I'd be in deep trouble. I can't imagine how I'd work full time, regular hours.
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Re: Disability?

Postby debbluebird » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:25 am

I lost my job. I applied for disability,it took 6 months. My memory was affected (still is) and I believe that's what I got it for. I blamed all of the meds and no sleep for my memory loss. I've talked about this before on this site. I haven't been checked for a stroke. Or maybe I'm getting Alzhiemers, who knows. I saw a doctor and had a "mental exam". I suppose I did poorly enough. I know they also put down my WED and sleep apnea, both severe. I knew that I wouldn't be able to work much longer. I was holding on, that last year. I had been very good at my job and always got good reviews. DEB


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