Legal

In The Workplace

An overview of the legal protections provided under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

RA and Workplace Accommodations – on RheumatoidArthritis.net
While perhaps not the most stimulating topic in the world to read about, if you are employed and living with RA it is worthwhile to know about your legal rights in the workplace! 

MS and Workplace Accommodations – on MultipleSclerosis.net 

COPD and Workplace Accommodations – on COPD.net 

Workplace Discrimination - Know Your Workplace Rights – on RheumatoidArthritis.net; MultipleSclerosis.net; HepatitisC.net; COPD.net; CrohnsDisease.com; and LungCancer.net
It is important to remember that you have rights in the workplace!

If you – or someone you love – live with a chronic illness, you may eventually need to take time off from your job to focus on a health issue. Luckily, in cases of medical need, there are laws in place to help you have a job to come back to! 

Social Security Disability Benefits

Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits  – on RheumatoidArthritis.net; MultipleSclerosis.net; HepatitisC.net; and CrohnsDisease.com
The application process for Social Security Disability Benefits is a complicated process. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Have you applied for Social Security disability benefits because of your RA? What was your experience like? I provide an overview of the program.


Understanding A Social Security Disability Denial– on RheumatoidArthritis.net; MultipleSclerosis.net; HepatitisC.net; COPD.net; CrohnsDisease.com; and LungCancer.net
Even if your application is denied the first time, it may still be possible for you to be granted disability benefits.

How To Appeal A Social Security Disability Denial – on RheumatoidArthritis.net;  MultipleSclerosis.net; HepatitisC.net; COPD.net; CrohnsDisease.com; and LungCancer.net
Receiving a denial does not mean that you will never be able to receive benefits. You can always appeal the decision of the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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