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People often say, “Plan for the worst, but hope for the best.” But when you are young and healthy, even the most prudent individual wouldn’t expect to have to plan for the often devastating effects of a stroke.
Recovery from a stroke depends on the location, type, and severity of a stroke. Young or old, laborer or office worker, some fully recover from a stroke while others face challenges for the rest of their lives.
Whatever the effects of your stroke may be, an inevitable question will be when and if you will be able to return to work. The experienced lawyers at Nash Disability Law know how to guide you if you have recently suffered a stroke, including helping you to understand whether you will qualify for Social Security Disability and what information will be required to prove you qualify.
Just as every stroke is different, life after stroke is different for everyone. While one person might be affected physically, another might be affected mentally. Nash Disability Law has represented stroke victims dealing with a wide range of symptoms—for example, we recently agreed to represent a younger individual who returned to work after a stroke, but given the significant impact he experienced both physically and mentally, he was only able to perform the duties of his job with significant accommodations. We will help him explain to the Government that he should be found disabled during this time period, even though he was “working.” While the Government cannot generally approve an individual who returns to work within the first 12 months of the onset of their condition, an exception to this is if the individual was only able to return with extensive accommodations. The impact of this is that he may potentially be able to receive more retroactive benefits and become entitled to Medicare earlier.
Recovery after a stroke is a lifelong process. For some, the effects are evident. For others, the pain and hardships are not always on the surface. The challenge many face in obtaining disability benefits after suffering from a stroke is proving the severity of their condition. In these types of cases, the representation of an experienced attorney can often prove the deciding factor.
If you have or a loved one has recently had a stroke, recovery will often be a lifelong process. Let the experienced team of attorneys at Nash Disability Law take part of this off your plate-let us help you navigate the Disability system and provide a free, courteous consultation of your specific symptoms and limitations. You may not have been able to plan for the worst, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the best. We look forward to hearing from you.