Alzheimer’s and Long Term Disability Benefits | What To Know

Few diseases are more frightening than Alzheimer’s disease. Aside from having no known cure, it deprives you of your memories and sense of identity. At a minimum, it could disrupt your ability to work. If so, please read on, then contact one of our experienced nation-wide LTD benefit lawyers to learn what you should know about Alzheimer’s disease and long term disability benefits.

Can you receive long term disability benefits if you develop Alzheimer’s disease?

If you have Alzheimer’s disease, particularly early-onset Alzheimer’s, and it is affecting your ability to work, you may be able to apply for long term disability benefits. Under long term disability, a percentage of your income will be covered by monthly payments. You will need to reach out to one of our skilled long term disability insurance attorneys to discuss your symptoms and determine if you qualify.

How do you know if you need long term disability benefits for Alzheimer’s disease?

Memory loss is a trademark symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. As it progresses, sufferers may start with losing short-term memories, then older memories and finally long-held skills and knowledge. If you have the following symptoms of Alzheimer’s you may qualify for LTD benefits:

Memory-related symptoms:

  • Repetition of statements or questions
  • Forgetting recent events and not remembering them later
  • Frequently misplacing possessions or placing them in illogical locations
  • Forgetting the names of friends and family, as well as everyday objects
  • Trouble verbalizing thoughts and taking part in conversations
  • Difficulty multitasking and concentrating
  • Losing the ability to work with numbers or abstract concepts
  • Getting lost in familiar areas
  • Inability to perform familiar tasks
  • Inability to use long-held skills, such as reading, writing, singing, drawing or cooking

Personality, mood and behavioral symptoms:

  • Depression or apathy
  • Social withdrawal
  • Mood swings
  • Distrust in others, irritability and aggressiveness
  • Changes in sleeping pattern
  • Loss of inhibitions
  • Delusions

Physical and motor skills symptoms:

  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Trouble standing or walking
  • Weak muscles and fatigue
  • Trouble controlling bowels
  • Seizures and uncontrollable muscle movements

How can a long term disability benefits help you if you have Alzheimer’s disease?

First of all, our competent and compassionate LTD attorneys will understand how trying this time will be and will help prepare you for every step of the rough process ahead of you. Our firm can gather evidence, evaluate your policy to ensure your Alzheimer’s disease meets the terms of your definition of disability and handle communication with your insurance company and doctors. Let us deal with the legal work while you focus on finding a new normal. Please give us a call today.

Contact our experienced nationwide firm

If you or someone you know is looking to receive long term disability benefits and needs the help of an experienced attorney, speak with our nationwide LTD attorneys today. Our firm has significant experience helping people just like you obtain or defend their long term disability benefits. Contact Walker & Hern for a free consultation.

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