Illnesses that can be considered as disabilities

Citizens likely understand that qualifying disabilities are derived from serious physical injuries that prevent them from performing their daily income-generating jobs. However, individuals should also know that suffering from complications of serious illnesses or conditions may also be considered a disability. The following conditions may qualify you or a loved one for disability benefits:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Cancer
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Acute respiratory diseases

Disabilities are considered to be “long term” if illnesses or injuries last for a year or is untreatable. Workers who can no longer work after suffering from complications of such serious illnesses should consider applying for long-term disability insurance benefits to help them pay their hospitalizations and augment their financial situation during this difficult time.

The Indiana legal team at the Hankey Law Office provides legal assistance to disabled individuals in Indiana who are applying for their long-term disability benefits. Find out how our knowledgeable lawyers may work for you today by calling 800-520-3633.