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New Resource for People with Parkinson's Seeking Work-Related Disability
- Jun 14 2010
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF), recently received important news from the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN), the advocacy arm of the Parkinson’s community.
PAN has developed an important new resource for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) who are seeking work-related disability benefits. This resource - the Parkinson's Disease Work-Related Disability Assessment Form - was developed after PAN learned that people living with Parkinson’s may have trouble receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits due to inadequate documentation of symptoms in their medical record.
How can this form help you? The purpose of the form is to ensure that information that may be relevant to how Parkinson’s disease affects your ability to work is included in your medical record, particularly if you think you may apply for SSDI or SSI. This form may also be useful in tracking your disease progression and can be updated as your condition and symptoms change.
It is important to note that this form is designed to supplement your medical record. It is not a Social Security Administration form and does not replace or change the Social Security application.
Source Date: Jun 14 2010