Getting approved for Social Security Disability Insurance is a long frustrating process when one has been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease (HD) and can no longer work. HD is a rare, fatal, genetic brain disorder that has all the symptoms of ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer at the same time. There is NO CURE.
I was very happy to learn the nonprofit, Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), hired a specialist to help HD families with the application and procedure to receive disability benefits. http://www.hdsa.org
HDSA offers a Disability Chat program which is designed to provide information, resources and support to both persons affected by HD and their caregivers who are either starting the disability process or have already filed but been denied benefits by the Social Security Administration as well as HDSA social workers who are assisting HD families with their disability applications in their region.
Each month, Disability Chat will feature a topic of interest for either HD families or HD social workers. Each segment will include a 45-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes for discussion with the audience.
Click on link to learn more, next date and how to sign up. https://hdsa.org/find-help/healthcare-and-future-planning/disability-chat/
We Can Never Lose HOPE….
I’m a Huntington’s disease advocate having lost my three (3) sisters-in-law to the disease. We just announced that as of January 1, 2020, we will be a HDSA San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate. Amy Fedele is the Co-Chair, I’m the Chair. The Stanford and UCSF Centers of Excellence Teams are involved and it is our hope to increase our presence in the SF Bay Area that has a population of 7.1 million.
My author website is: https://www.theresecrutchermarin.com
You can read about my HD journey and the book I published, Watching Their Dance. 100% of the profits are being donated to the nonprofit, HDSA.