According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, “Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.”
Said simply, Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder that affects the way neurons in the brain function. Additionally, it is a condition that worsens over time.
Because PD symptoms develop gradually over time and they tend to differ from person to person due to the diversity of the disease, it can be difficult to pinpoint when and how someone develops the disease.
For these reasons, it may be difficult for you to obtain benefits to help with the costs of your ailment. So, how you can prove PD in a long-term disability claim?
How To Prove Parkinson’s Disease
Proving a long-term disability requires the following:
- Prove you’re unable to work in your “own occupation” for the first 24 months following your first knowledge that you have the disease.
- Prove you’re disabled from working in “any occupation” after 24 months.
How To Obtain Long-Term Disability Insurance
When you file for long-term disability insurance, it’s a wise choice to hire an attorney to assist with your claim. The right disability attorney will be able to provide the information and guidance you need to help your claim be successful.
Our attorneys at Dabdoub Law Firm are highly experienced in long-term disability insurance cases and have helped many people receive the compensation they deserve.
Having an accomplished attorney on your side can make a big difference in your long-term disability claim. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with your case right away. After all, your health on the line.
Call Dabdoub Law Firm today at (800) 969-0488 to speak with an attorney about your case.