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How to Apply for Disability Benefits When You Have IBD

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Social security disabilty approved claim.
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Determine whether you meet the criteria


Young woman online on couch at home.
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Determine how you want to apply


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Gather personal information


Medical files
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Gather information about your IBD


Office building in city.
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Gather information about your work


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Gather other documents


Signing a form with pen.
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Fill out the application


Signing a medical form.
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Sign a medical release form


Meeting with a lawyer.
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Consider an attorney


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Don’t let the stigma define you


Benefits For People With Disabilities. Social Security Administration.. 2018.

Mandy Patterson

Mandy Patterson

Mandy is a patient expert and advocate for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She started down the road to advocacy after receiving an ulcerative colitis diagnosis in 2013, after experiencing complications of UC since 2010.

She’s a full-time technical writer and technical writing instructor for Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in professional writing. For her master’s thesis she wrote about the quality patient education materials for those diagnosed with UC, and the need for technical writers in the IBD medical field.

Mandy is a Social Ambassador for the IBD HealthCentral Facebook page.