Parkinson's & Disabilty
Retirement / Employment

Topic 34: parkinson's & disability / retirement / employment links
This site contains education and research URL's bookmarked by a Parkinson's patient. Nothing you read in these pages should be considered an endorsement or medical advice.

My personal opinion is that a person with Parkinson's needs to keep busy. I have found continuing employment in a supportive environment to be almost "therapeutic"... murray ...

Learning to Live With Parkinson's Disease - Many people believe a Parkinsonís diagnosis means they will have to give up driving, traveling and working. This isnít necessarily true. Each case of Parkinsonís is different and the disease follows a unique course in every individual. Some Parkinsonís patients do eventually end up relying on others to feed and bathe them, but many others donít.

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Although driving isnít safe in the advanced stages of Parkinsonís, patients with milder symptoms who can control their impaired motor abilities can continue driving. As for work, Weiner and Shulman say that if a person enjoys what they do and are still able to perform their job, there is no reason they shouldnít continue working.

Parkinsn's Disease and Disability Benefits

Social Security Online

Social Security Online Disability Programs

Social Security Online Disability Planner

Disability / Benefits 101 Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): Resources & Next Steps

Carey's Workplace Advocacy / SSDI Links

Fifteen Key Questions About Disability Benefits

Guilty until proven innocent: Dealing with a flawed SSDI Application process

APDA Newsletter on SSDI

Suggestions for SSDI on MGH Braintalk scroll down)

Disability Workbooks for Social Security Applicants Check here, get the name author etc. and go to your library...

Welcome to, the official US government benefits website.
This is a FREE, confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive.
Welcome to GovBenefits

Assistance with Prescription Drugs (scroll down)

Temporary Funding from the PLWP Benevolence Team

The National Institute of Disability Management and Research - What's New - Current Events - Announcements - Updates

WorkRights gives you a chance to access the latest information on the labour codes to your province, and to compare practices in your region with those of other provinces and territories in Canada

Canada WorkinfoNET

Introduction to the Government of Canada Official Web Site

Canada Benefits provides Canadians with access to government-wide information about financial assistance and entitlements programs for individuals.

Canada Old Age Security & Canada Pension Plan

Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits - What you need to know

What is the Canada Pension Plan Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program?

Canada Employment Insurance Online

Canada Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits - What you need to know

Canada Customs & Revenue Agency - Tax Information concerning people with disabilities

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