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Offline cbdc3

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Questions concerning disability.
« on: July 16, 2015, 02:22:06 PM »
Hi all -
Just got my first tests results since starting on my meds. My viral load went from over 6 million bow to 370 and my cd4 count from below 20 to 83. I have been on disability since I was in the hospital on May 9th this year. I have been having issues with walking due to arthritis so have not really had the chance to build up any type of stamina. Simple tasks still wear me out. My question is how do I continue to stay on disability until I feel well enough to go back to work. My ID Dr is saying he has no legal reason to keep me out but since it was my primary Dr that filled out my disability, and I have a possible return date in September but he would need to modify that before then correct. Basically I am asking how or why the guys on long term disability are able to do this.  I don't want to be classified  as permanently dialed because I do want to go back to work just not ready yet.

Offline JR Gabbard

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Re: Questions concerning disability.
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 03:57:20 PM »
Hi cbdc3,

Need to know more about what kind of disability benefits you have now.

But as a general rule, a disability is a medical condition that affects your ability to work.  Short term is usually for the first year, and long term disabilities are those that last longer than 1 year.
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Offline cbdc3

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Re: Questions concerning disability.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2015, 05:13:26 PM »
I'm getting standard disability I guess. I was given an amount I would receive every week and so far that has been what I am getting.

Offline JR Gabbard

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Re: Questions concerning disability.
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2015, 12:40:21 PM »
That sounds like state disability.  Those usually cover you up to a year, sometimes they can be extended beyond that.  But if you're going to be down for more than a year, it would be a good idea to file for SSDI, and any other long term disability insurance you have.
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth,
The minor fall, the major lift,
The baffled king composing Hallelujah!

L. Cohen

 


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