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Navigating Employment, Insurance, Financial and Legal Matters

You and your family may be planning for your financial future and your employment situation. Parkinson’s disease can require you to plan for both long and short-term costs of medication, home adaptations, insurance and other health care related needs. 

In addition, you may need to face concerns about keeping up with rigorous work demands, when/if/how to tell your employer and whether to apply for social security disability (if you are under the age of 64) you may have concerns about whether to tell your employer if you have PD.

By planning, you can reduce the inherent stresses that come with these considerations. Knowledge of the laws in your state and of available resources can help you to adapt your current job setting to your condition or perhaps find a better suited job for you.

This section explores these issues and offers tips and advice.