• Disability

    Asked by kridalou on Wednesday, November 6, 2019


    How many of you with head and neck are on disability? Anybody have any experience with long term disability insurance claims?

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • Skyemberr's Avatar

      I've been through it and have it. My lawyer took a % of my payout that was reasonable.
      SSDI didn't take my claim seriously until I had been rejected and was going to hearing. They like to reject everything except the most blatant stuff.
      The lawyer helped s lot. I recommend getting one. Also I was told that when I hit stage 4 status with my cancer they would quit fighting me.
      This turned out to be true When I was a IV during my periodic reinvestigation. They didn't mess with me at all at that point, just reapproved my claim.

      6 days ago
    • Dkatsmeow's Avatar

      I'd like to hear more. I am presently employed. Probably shouldn't have went back to work, but I did. Need the insurance. However I can't swallow, am on a permanent PEG tube. I can barely talk & most people can't understand me. And I have a busted hip. If for some reason I lose this job, I will have to go on something. No on is ever going to hire me again. And I am considering applying for disability in the near future. I don't know how much time I may have left. I am currently NED, but you know how that goes. Anytime. And UI'd rather be enoying my life than working. My mom never got the chance to retire. I don't want to be like that.

      6 days ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar

      @Dkatsmeow I'd already be calling a disability lawyer. It takes awhile to get through the process but it's worth it.

      6 days ago

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