Patients with Asperger’s syndrome may be unable to work because of their disease and its related complications. Patients who find themselves unable to work because of their Asperger’s may qualify for long term disability (LTD) benefits. The insurance company will review their claim to see if they qualify under the conditions of that plan.
What is Asperger’s Syndrome?
Hans Asperger was an Austrian pediatrician who first noticed and described a condition in children who had difficulty conducting themselves socially. He called this “autistic psychopathy” in 1944. In 1981, an English doctor named Lorna Wing did a study of children with similar symptoms and referred to the disease as Asperger’s syndrome. It is also simply called Asperger’s or Asperger’s disorder. It is a developmental disorder found in children who have trouble effectively socializing with other people.
Asperger’s is a milder form of autism, impacting roughly two in every 10,000 kids. Children with Asperger’s often struggle with understanding others and making friends due to their social differences. They might intensely focus on one or two specific interests and frequently talk about just these subjects, which stands out as a notable social trait of the condition. It also affects how a child communicates. They might jump from topic to topic without clear reasoning or even understanding if the listener is engaged. Often, they might not catch jokes or humor. Additionally, some kids might seem a bit clumsy.
The exact reason why some kids have Asperger’s is still a topic of discussion, but many believe it’s related to genetics.
Qualifying for Long Term Disability
Even if you have been denied once, do not give up. Many claimants face rejection on their first try, but you can appeal and gather more supportive details for your case. The support of an experienced disability attorney can greatly increase your chances of receiving disability benefits for Asperger’s. Having a professional by your side can often be the deciding factor between a denial and approval. The journey might seem overwhelming, but a dedicated disability lawyer will guide you through the process and ensure you have the best chance at a successful claim.
If you or a loved one needs financial assistance because of this condition, call Ortiz Law Firm at (888) 321-8131. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.