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July Solve ME Webinar: Disability Insurance for ME/CFS

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Emily Taylor, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Emily Taylor

    Emily Taylor Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Disability Insurance Attorney Andrew Kantor from Kantor & Kantor, LLP joins us to explain the ins and outs of filing for disability under an ERISA (employer-sponsored) Policy when disabled from ME/CFS.

    Register for the webinar here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist…/7859837279936060428

    We'll discuss common pitfalls patients face when applying, how to best protect yourself from a denial of benefits from a biased insurance company, and what to if you have received that denial.

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  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sounds interesting - thanks.
     
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    another youtube video (seems well informed)
    Social Security Disability Benefits For Myalgic Encephalomyelitis | Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
     
  5. Emily Taylor

    Emily Taylor Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Bump!

    Don't forget to register - webinar is in 3 days!
     
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    I must agree with Samuel on the general point that, too often, such events are promoted with insufficient attention to needs of the anticipated audience. Most ME charities are relying on the internet and its easiest methods rather than thinking clearly about what patients can manage. I'm online, obviously, but my participation in various events put on by SMCI, MEAction, Bateman-Horne Institute, NIH seminars? Close to zero, for all the reasons @Samuel mentions.

    I'm chair-bound, and seldom have the mental bandwidth to participate in any scheduled event or to read much (so "bye-bye" MEAction emails, long posts on s4ME, long videos, Facebook support groups, and the myriad other "communication" methods that are beyond me and make me feel overwhelmed). I can and do occasionally print out and read short sections of material (thank you OMF!), so I can easily keep track of where I am, but that's pretty much it for me. But if there isn't a transcript I can read at my own pace, an online seminar or research report does me no good.

    I don't mean to be snarky, but there really isn't sufficient attention paid to those who are more severely ill. If "communication" is done in a way that the intended audience can't make use of, then it really isn't communication, is it?
     
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    I wasn't able to attend this webinar today; anyone happen to watch / have a recap of some valuable points?
     
  8. Emily Taylor

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    Just posted!

     
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