April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, which makes it a fine time to talk about the organization that provides information, support and education for those who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease (PD) as it provides a wealth of information useful in a disability claim.
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) works to find a cure, to advance research, to increase knowledge, to empower the community and to ensure that those living with the disease enjoy the best quality of life possible. http://www.pdf.org/en/mission
This organization can provide valuable information for our clients and their families on topics that include: understanding the illness, coping with a recent diagnosis, managing PD and support for care partners and family. These are just a few examples of the many resources available on the PDF’s website. The website also offers helpful suggestions on living with PD and coping with the trials and difficulties that result from suffering from this progressive condition.
In addition to providing assistance in coping with PD, the website can serve as a valuable resource if you choose to make a disability claim including how best to provide evidence of your condition and how its symptoms are disabling. Often this information would not be needed unless your initial claim was denied and an appeal is necessary. Nonetheless, it can provide you, and more importantly your disability benefit provider, with an understanding of the nature of your condition and the type of treatment that is considered the current standard of care.
If you have other questions about making a long term disability claim, Kantor & Kantor, LLP can help you. Initial consultations are free. 800-446-7529.