Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Theresa Ann Zesiewicz and Alpa Patel-Larson and Robert A. Hauser and Kelly L. Sullivan},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  volume={29 24},
OBJECTIVE Parkinson's disease (PD) causes significant economic burden for patients and caregivers. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides insurance to workers in the United States who have been gainfully employed, but who are no longer able to work due to a medical condition. We performed a descriptive pilot study that examined PD patients' experience with SSDI. METHODS PD patients who were diagnosed with PD prior to age 60 and were followed at an academic movement disorders… CONTINUE READING


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