For information, resources and related links go The National Council On Disability (NCD)
If you already have a policy you can look at the terms and conditions section of the policy and see what causes of injury or illness are covered by the policy. Also, check the exclusions section to see if Bipolar disorder is excluded from coverage.
Review the options for disability coverage and if the information for the specific plan you want does not indicate whether there is coverage for bipolar disorder, then ask the insurance company and get their response in writing.
Some insurance companies do not provide disability coverage for pre-existing conditions. do you have other illness seeking medical help for/is it DLA ? You are asking about depending on the severity of your health illness you may well be entitled to this. Approach your G.P. Take it from there
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To provide a direct response, the answer is yes. There are many mental illnesses that can prevent a person from being capable of working and therefore eligible for disability benefits.
To determine whether a mental illness would qualify you for SSD benefits is almost impossible. It is said that in order to qualify for SSD benefits, there needs to be a strong indication that your inability to work will be ongoing for many years. As stated in the previous response, you can visit the SS website to learn more.
Regarding group or individual disability insurance policies, yes you are able to receive benefits for mental illnesses. With group coverage and many of the individual policies available in today's market place, you will see that these benefits are limited to a 24-month, lifetime benefit period. There are few companies that still offer benefits on mental illness claims for the contract's full benefit period. Additionally, mental illness can be excluded from an individual contract if it is/was an already existing condition. If you are asking this because you have an existing policy, check your contract to see if an exclusion was added. If you are asking this because you are in the market for a policy, you should know that pre-existing conditions will warrant any insurance company to exclude these benefits from your coverage.
No, it is a learning disability.
You could get disability benefits if you can prove you can't do even a simple, unskilled job due to emotional, psychiatric, or brain-related problems.
Well, the definition of a disability is a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses or activities. For mental illness just like physical illness it depends on the severity. This is just my opinion.
It depends on what the person has, and how bad it is.
No. Dyslexia is a learning disability. While coded in the DSM IV, such disabilities are not considered a form of mental illness. Instead they are considered developmental disabilities.
Well, it sounds crass, but it depends on the severity of mental illness, the history, the past treatment(s), and future prognosis. Not everyone with a mental illness gets approved---even with severe problems.
If you were fired because of mental illness, then you should collect disability insurance, rather than unemployment insurance, and it lasts much longer.
hmm, not many really. mental retardation is different to mental illness. e.g. serebal paulsey can effect the brain but is mainly physical, so is considered a disability and mental retadation which needs a wheelchair. but e.g. bipolar which is a mental illness isn't physical.
It impacts not only the person with the mental illness, but impacts the family's as well. For the person with the mental illness, it makes every single day a struggle. A struggle to live, to what they perceive, a normal life. But, for the family, it's an everyday struggle to help the person with the mental illness and is both a emotional and physical challenge.
no it isn't a mental illness
Stigma associated with chronic illness and disability:
ADHD is classified as a mental illness; it is not a physical illness.
More accurately it is a sign or symptom of mental illness than a mental illness itself
Sinusitis is not caused by mental illness. Mental illness can be caused by sinusitis infection.
Pamela A. Warren has written: 'Behavioral health disability' -- subject(s): Disability Evaluation, Psychology, Evidence-based medicine, Disabilities, People with mental disabilities, Mental Health Services, Mental illness, Therapy, Treatment, Psychological aspects, Services for, Mental health services, Mental Disorders, Mentally Ill Persons, Prevention & control
Mental illness predates recorded history.
not guilty by reason of mental illness
If a doctor signs off that the condition is considered a Permanent Disability then yes, I believe you can have it forgiven by the government.
George lies to protect Lennie. You see, mental illness has been stigmatized in the United States, and to admit to mental illness would frighten people who do not understand mental disability. Thus, George lies that Lennie was kicked in the head while growing up to stymie the fears of others.
Aspergers is a form of Autism which is an mental disability. Autism is often described as a 'spectrum disorder' because the condition affects people in many different ways and to varying degrees.
You may very well be able to receive Social Security Disability depending on what kind of Illness you have. There are guides they can mail you for more information.
Yes, sugar causes mental illness.
No you can't. They can discriminate against any type of mental illness. You cannot also become a very good social worker because of you understanding of mental illness. Mental illness is still very stigmatized but there are many many people who suffer and many people who are highly functional in their jobs. You can read about the Disability Discrimination Act and go to SAMHSA.gov website for more information.