Can I get disability benefits now that I have Parkinson’s?

Ask the Parkinson's Expert - Jill Ater

In this Ask the Parkinson’s Expert video, Jill Ater, a Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador who has been living with Parkinson’s for 13 years, talks about her experience getting disability benefits.


As Jill said, getting disability benefits with Parkinson’s is tricky. It’s best to consult with an attorney at the beginning of the process. It’s also important to consider your plan regarding disability benefits along with your plan for sharing your diagnosis with your employer. It may influence if and when you choose to tell them about it.

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