Posted 1/24/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)
ANY advice on filling out long-term disability claims? I have been on short-term disability (which I am extremely thankful the company I work [worked?] for has), but my SLE is still flaring and I still can not go back to work.
The forms ask about my symptoms, when they began, etc, which I can answer easily enough (vomiting, nausea, migraines, muscle pain, muscle weakness, joint pain, fatigue, etc). But, things like - when I expect to go back to work.. I don't know. I hope soon, but how to know this? And what is best way to answer this? How might my answers affect the outcome of my claim? Also, the question - why am I unable to work? I'm too ill, how else can I answer that one?
ANY advice would be greatly appreciated. The HR person at the company I work at made it sound like long-term disability may be difficult to get...
SLE, thrombocytopenia, hypothyroidism, Sjogren's, migraines, fibromyalgia
prednisone, hydroxychloroquine, synthroid, azathioprine (Imuran, recently started), Nexium, compazine/Frova/Zomig (as needed), Benefiber, calcium, acidophilus