i have hep c and herpies can i file a disability claim?
Yes, you can file a disability claim. The real question is will you be awarded benefits. The answer is that it depends on the eligibility rules of the disability program in question.
Disclaimer Information on this site is provided by Brian Scott Wayson as general information, not legal advice, and use of this information does not establish an attorney-client relationship. If you have questions about your specific situation, please call an attorney.
The topic I find myself repeatedly talking to prospective clients about is that awards of disability benefits is more focused on the extent of disability more than the label given to your illnesses. Questions like; how long can you sit, stand, walk; can you lift things, how long can you concentrate? There are many more. And the limitations do need medical explanations, but the medical explanations are not as hard to document as are the resulting limitation. Health care folks are good at documenting diagnosis, and treatments, but rarely get asked to tell how the illnesses can be expected to limit your activities.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline