You could likely find them by using the search function on this forum, but here you go. I'm sure much of the information is repeated, but I would encourage you to go through them all to glean as much information as you can. Also remember, you can file under a co-condition - such as anxiety, POTS, heart issues, psychological issues and so on.
Oh, and a disclaimer: I don't get any kind of support or get any benefit whatsoever from any of these lawyers/sites for mentioning these links and articles.
This is about
the case "or a client with severe symptoms of chronic lyme disease, and the claim has now been granted." www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/2012/07/great-outcome-in-boston-lyme-disease-claim.html
Also please realize that they " were also fortunate to draw a lyme-literate administrative law judge, who understood the cognitive impairments that can occur when lyme disease is undiagnosed/untreated for years."www.anapsid.org/cnd/disability/www.disabilitysecrets.com/social-security-disability-lyme-disease.html lymeunderground.com/how-to-file-for-lyme-related-disability-benefits/comment-page-1/#comment-517
For those that are reading this hoping for pointers on short term disability, which a few states offer:www.disabilitysecrets.com/resources/disability/short-term-disability-laws/short-term-disabili
And something that I wish I had been aware of back when I first had to quit working due to these illnesses:
" Simply put, you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits because you have worked most of your life! It is important to understand you are insured for disability insurance benefits by SSA if you have worked 5 of the last 10 years (the years do not need to be consecutive). In essence, you have a disability policy with the federal government. You paid the premium for this disability insurance either by paying Social Security withholding taxes or self-employment tax.
It is also critical to understand that if you do not file a disability claim within 5 years of becoming disabled, your earnings record at SSA will not be protected for retirement. This means that every year you do not work and pay taxes to the Social Security Administration, zero earnings will be posted to your earnings record for retirement. This eventually becomes a problem because SSA will average in "all the zeroes" with the years you did work to calculate your retirement benefit. Of course, when SSA is done doing the numbers, your retirement benefit is reduced… often dramatically."scottdavispc.com/content/social-security-disability-claims
There are other good articles on this site as well.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended Dec. 2011 - no active symptoms
Herb only treatment for Babesia ended Dec. 2012 - no active symptoms
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