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Webinar Series Episode 19

Topic - Disability

Special thanks to Progenics for making this webinar series possible through an educational grant.

The information presented on this webinar is for educational purposes only and should not substitute the advice of your doctor(s) and medical team because they have in-depth knowledge of your medical history and current situation.

See list of questions and video timing below.

39:29 – I have malignant paraganglioma with multi-site metastases.  Do I qualify for disability by diagnosis alone?  If not, what is qualifying criteria?

43:00 – I am on long-term disability through private insurance still through work.  Do I still have to apply for SSD, am I supposed to be covered until retirement?

45:30 – How do I sign up for medicare disability?

48:31 – Do you have any specific data on how many people have filed for disability because of paraganglioma and pheochromocytoma?

49:23 – I filed for disability about four months, post-surgery because I had some attendant issues.  I filed and was denied twice.  In two weeks, I have a hearing before a judge.  What advice do you have for me?

53:13 – The process to receive a diagnosis for pheo or para can take years.  What do they do if they don’t have a diagnosis, but are impaired by the symptoms, enough to file for disability.

55:50 – What brings satisfaction to you for doing this type of work?