Monthly Archives: August 2020

IBD and disability benefits

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, incurable disease that includes Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and indeterminate colitis. IBD affects the digestive system, causing inflammation that leads to symptoms such as fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea, lack of appetite, and in some cases, blood in the stool. Many people living with …

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Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance with IBD

In a previous column, I explained how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects invisible disabilities, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and IBD-related disorders and conditions. Under the ADA, employees with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis can request workplace accommodations. Even minor adjustments, such as flexible working hours or the …

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Guide to Disability and Type 2 Diabetes Benefits

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the way your body metabolizes glucose. Type 2 diabetes can deeply affect many systems in your body. This can lead to serious complications which can affect your ability to work. For example, common long-term complications include: nerve damage (also called diabetic …

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