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Does Parkinson’s Disease Qualify For Long Term Disability?

Parkin’s Disease is a complicated, and often an extremely challenging medical condition to live with. Those with Parkinson’s Disease often suffer from severe tremors, difficulty walking and speaking clearly, and even, in its worst stages, results in dementia that only worsens as time goes on. Rather obviously, people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families often require long-term disability benefits to help them deal with what a lost paycheck entails. Though these benefits are not always easy to obtain, our experienced long term disability attorneys are here to help. Please read on and reach out to learn more about what we can do for you.

Why do companies offer long term disability insurance?

Companies offer long term disability insurance to individuals who were either injured or developed a medical condition that prevents them from returning to work either permanently, or for an extended period of time. Generally, if awarded long term disability, you will either receive one lump-sum payment or monthly insurance payments, depending on your situation.

Can I receive long term disability benefits for Parkinson’s Disease?

There are several qualifications you must meet to receive long term disability insurance for Parkinson’s Disease. First, you will have to prove, via medical records, that you are no longer able to control movements of at least two extremities despite at least three months of treatment, and this disability must result in extreme difficulty walking, standing, or using your arms. That being said, you may also qualify for disability is you have “marked” physical problems on top of having a “marked” limitation in thinking, social interactions, or finishing tasks. The term, “marked” is rather vague, which is why you will need an experienced attorney to prove that you truly need the support. Generally, however, marked simply means that your condition is worse than moderate but less than severe.

When will I receive my first long term disability payment?

Generally, individuals will receive their first long term disability payment within 90 days of approval, however, this does not always happen. In fact, we have seen certain cases where individuals had to wait months, or even over a year to receive the benefits they and their families truly need to go on living as they should. This is unacceptable, and if you find your payments are delayed, our firm is ready to do anything in its power to speed up the process. All you have to do is ask. We are ready to fight for the benefits you deserve.

Contact our experienced firm

If you or someone you know is looking to receive long term disability benefits and needs the help of an experienced attorney, contact Walker & Hern today.

Our firm has significant experience helping people just like you retain or defend their Long Term Disability Benefits. Contact Walker & Hern for a free consultation.

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