Good for you!!
Are you going for State disability or Social Security disability? Some states offer a short term disability.
If you get denied, be sure to appeal it. In many cases, the first application is used to grant disability to the cases that are the most dire - like my husband was when he was disabled. They weren't even sure he would survive for a while. His application was approved in 7 weeks.
Most people get 1 or 2 denials though, so be persistent and very co-operative! Get all the paperwork they need/want to the asap. Follow up with polite phone calls to the case worker to be sure they got the paperwork.
Here are a handful of links that you may find helpful.
"Guest blogger & Lyme advocate Barbara Arnold, an attorney who practices disability law in Berkeley, CA, explains some of the factors involved when a Lyme patient files for SSDI." lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/ssdi.htmlwww.disabilitysecrets.com/social-security-disability-lyme-disease.html
You might find some information here to be helpful: /www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152147330264817&id=120608014816
This information could be useful whether you live in Calif or not:
"In 2002, through legislative advocacy, CALDA was instrumental in amending Section 3212.12 of the Labor Code to include Lyme disease as a compensable disability for certain public employees, like policemen and forestry workers. The new law provides workers’ compensation to certain state law enforcement and California Conservation Corps personnel, including Lyme disease that develops or manifests itself during a period while the person is in that service."www.lymedisease.org/california/california_legislation.html
And this might be helpful:
Help for Filing Disability Claimswww.disability-claims.net/
I would think just a picture of your hands would go a long way towards getting you disability!! Best of luck and let us know how you do!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12 - no active symptoms
Healed from tick-borne infections, now healing from the damage they left behind.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014