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On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 JustJazzmom said:

I think if you are truly handicapped, you should get a placard for your car. Why are you not interested in getting a placard for you or your daughter Ford?

She feels adequately able to walk into the store, therefore, she does not want the card. On her bad days we just don't go out. When I go to a store, which is seldom, I use my wheelchair and she drops me off in front of the store while she parks the car. In other words, we manage without it.

I have often suspected that she feels she would be turned down anyway because no one recognizes Lyme Disease as a disability. She just doesn't want the hassle.

My license is due for renewal this month and I will probably renew it because I own the car even though I don't drive it anymore. I am contemplating applying for the card, but I am not sure I will.



I'm seeing that Lyme disease can make one eligible for disability payments. That's qualifying right there.

For a disability placard in CA, it's up to one's doctor to say a person is eligible, not a bureaucrat.

I don't see why your daughter would not be eligible.

Not so!! She received several weeks of temporary state disability and they cut her off and that is done. According to the medical community, Lyme Disease is curable within three weeks of taking an antibiotic and therefore not considered a "chronic" illness sufficient for disability.

She will have to get a lawyer to apply for SSDI, and she went to one and had a very bad experience, so she has not tried again. Besides, it takes years of fighting with SS and one gets turned down many times before they even start considering benefits.

She sees the Lyme doctor next week and he will test her to see what progress she is making on the doxycycline. She is hoping for good test results and at that time will contemplate what she is going to do next.

As far as I'm concerned, I am adequately medically compensated by my Long Term Care Insurance, and even though I qualify for other benefits, I don't want to use the system if I don't have to. Just because one is qualified doesn't mean one has to take advantage of it.

This is what I'm seeing, Ford:

Social Security Disability (SSDI & SSI) for Lyme Disease

Whether you can get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits based on Lyme disease depends on how severe your symptoms are.

http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/social-security-disability-lyme-disease.html

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TOUCHED BY LYME: Filing for disability benefits when you have Lyme disease - See more at: http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/ssdi.html#sthash.j2RHbahy.dpuf

http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/ssdi.html

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Ford, there are many more sites about Lyme disease as a disability and how-to sites on filing available by doing a google search.

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On 4/3/2015 straykatz said:

There are able bodied people who use their placard or plates to park even when the disabled person is not with them. There are also people parking in those spots who look/move/walk/run better than me so what is their handicap? I also think some if not many doctors are too free giving out handicap forms to get these placards/plates.

It's sad that handicap parking has become such a sore spot for so many in this country....it was intended to be a good thing and make it easier for those suffering with physical limitations.

There are people with what are called "hidden disabilities," that may look "fine," but who may have an autoimmune disease, or maybe even more than one autoimmune disease, and who may have a handicapped parking card for that reason.

These people may be in serious pain, but may be taking some kind of pain medications that help them to function better.

Or, they may have some type of arthritis somewhere, that may not be easy for others to discern.

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On 4/3/2015 brii said:

There must be some guidelines for how many handicapped spots are allowed in parking lots. It must depend on the size of the lot.

actually..............the number of parking spots a business must have depends on the square footage of the facility and what type of business it is........then from there, there is a specific amount of handicap spaces that must be allotted..........medical/dental offices require more parking then retail, as the "average" stay is longer in medical/dental then retail.........................................raven

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On 4/3/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 JustJazzmom said:

I think if you are truly handicapped, you should get a placard for your car. Why are you not interested in getting a placard for you or your daughter Ford?

She feels adequately able to walk into the store, therefore, she does not want the card. On her bad days we just don't go out. When I go to a store, which is seldom, I use my wheelchair and she drops me off in front of the store while she parks the car. In other words, we manage without it.

I have often suspected that she feels she would be turned down anyway because no one recognizes Lyme Disease as a disability. She just doesn't want the hassle.

My license is due for renewal this month and I will probably renew it because I own the car even though I don't drive it anymore. I am contemplating applying for the card, but I am not sure I will.



I'm seeing that Lyme disease can make one eligible for disability payments. That's qualifying right there.

For a disability placard in CA, it's up to one's doctor to say a person is eligible, not a bureaucrat.

I don't see why your daughter would not be eligible.

Not so!! She received several weeks of temporary state disability and they cut her off and that is done. According to the medical community, Lyme Disease is curable within three weeks of taking an antibiotic and therefore not considered a "chronic" illness sufficient for disability.

She will have to get a lawyer to apply for SSDI, and she went to one and had a very bad experience, so she has not tried again. Besides, it takes years of fighting with SS and one gets turned down many times before they even start considering benefits.

She sees the Lyme doctor next week and he will test her to see what progress she is making on the doxycycline. She is hoping for good test results and at that time will contemplate what she is going to do next.

As far as I'm concerned, I am adequately medically compensated by my Long Term Care Insurance, and even though I qualify for other benefits, I don't want to use the system if I don't have to. Just because one is qualified doesn't mean one has to take advantage of it.

This is what I'm seeing, Ford:

Social Security Disability (SSDI & SSI) for Lyme Disease

Whether you can get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits based on Lyme disease depends on how severe your symptoms are.

http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/social-security-disability-lyme-disease.html

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TOUCHED BY LYME: Filing for disability benefits when you have Lyme disease - See more at: http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/ssdi.html#sthash.j2RHbahy.dpuf

http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/ssdi.html

Very interesting, thanks Noel. I have printed out and will give to my daughter. She has definitely been put into the Stage three category of illness by her Lyme doctor and she has experienced many of the symptoms noted in the first article. The doxy does seem to be working, she has been doing better. We'll see what the tests show because she is afraid to come off the antibiotic.

This is good information. Thanks again.


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On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 JustJazzmom said:

I think if you are truly handicapped, you should get a placard for your car. Why are you not interested in getting a placard for you or your daughter Ford?

She feels adequately able to walk into the store, therefore, she does not want the card. On her bad days we just don't go out. When I go to a store, which is seldom, I use my wheelchair and she drops me off in front of the store while she parks the car. In other words, we manage without it.

I have often suspected that she feels she would be turned down anyway because no one recognizes Lyme Disease as a disability. She just doesn't want the hassle.

My license is due for renewal this month and I will probably renew it because I own the car even though I don't drive it anymore. I am contemplating applying for the card, but I am not sure I will.



I'm seeing that Lyme disease can make one eligible for disability payments. That's qualifying right there.

For a disability placard in CA, it's up to one's doctor to say a person is eligible, not a bureaucrat.

I don't see why your daughter would not be eligible.

Not so!! She received several weeks of temporary state disability and they cut her off and that is done. According to the medical community, Lyme Disease is curable within three weeks of taking an antibiotic and therefore not considered a "chronic" illness sufficient for disability.

She will have to get a lawyer to apply for SSDI, and she went to one and had a very bad experience, so she has not tried again. Besides, it takes years of fighting with SS and one gets turned down many times before they even start considering benefits.

She sees the Lyme doctor next week and he will test her to see what progress she is making on the doxycycline. She is hoping for good test results and at that time will contemplate what she is going to do next.

As far as I'm concerned, I am adequately medically compensated by my Long Term Care Insurance, and even though I qualify for other benefits, I don't want to use the system if I don't have to. Just because one is qualified doesn't mean one has to take advantage of it.

This is what I'm seeing, Ford:

Social Security Disability (SSDI & SSI) for Lyme Disease

Whether you can get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits based on Lyme disease depends on how severe your symptoms are.

http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/social-security-disability-lyme-disease.html

*
TOUCHED BY LYME: Filing for disability benefits when you have Lyme disease - See more at: http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/ssdi.html#sthash.j2RHbahy.dpuf

http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/ssdi.html

Very interesting, thanks Noel. I have printed out and will give to my daughter. She has definitely been put into the Stage three category of illness by her Lyme doctor and she has experienced many of the symptoms noted in the first article. The doxy does seem to be working, she has been doing better. We'll see what the tests show because she is afraid to come off the antibiotic.

This is good information. Thanks again.

You're welcome, Ford Smile

There are also attorneys listed who will help people suffering from Lyme disease get benefits. I really hope you and your daughter apply for whatever benefits you are eligible for. You may not need them now, but there may come a time when you will need help, say with a disability card for the car, and if that happens, it may be too difficult to get one as fast as you need it.

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On 4/3/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 JustJazzmom said:

I think if you are truly handicapped, you should get a placard for your car. Why are you not interested in getting a placard for you or your daughter Ford?

She feels adequately able to walk into the store, therefore, she does not want the card. On her bad days we just don't go out. When I go to a store, which is seldom, I use my wheelchair and she drops me off in front of the store while she parks the car. In other words, we manage without it.

I have often suspected that she feels she would be turned down anyway because no one recognizes Lyme Disease as a disability. She just doesn't want the hassle.

My license is due for renewal this month and I will probably renew it because I own the car even though I don't drive it anymore. I am contemplating applying for the card, but I am not sure I will.



I'm seeing that Lyme disease can make one eligible for disability payments. That's qualifying right there.

For a disability placard in CA, it's up to one's doctor to say a person is eligible, not a bureaucrat.

I don't see why your daughter would not be eligible.

Not so!! She received several weeks of temporary state disability and they cut her off and that is done. According to the medical community, Lyme Disease is curable within three weeks of taking an antibiotic and therefore not considered a "chronic" illness sufficient for disability.

She will have to get a lawyer to apply for SSDI, and she went to one and had a very bad experience, so she has not tried again. Besides, it takes years of fighting with SS and one gets turned down many times before they even start considering benefits.

She sees the Lyme doctor next week and he will test her to see what progress she is making on the doxycycline. She is hoping for good test results and at that time will contemplate what she is going to do next.

As far as I'm concerned, I am adequately medically compensated by my Long Term Care Insurance, and even though I qualify for other benefits, I don't want to use the system if I don't have to. Just because one is qualified doesn't mean one has to take advantage of it.

This is what I'm seeing, Ford:

Social Security Disability (SSDI & SSI) for Lyme Disease

Whether you can get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits based on Lyme disease depends on how severe your symptoms are.

http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/social-security-disability-lyme-disease.html

*
TOUCHED BY LYME: Filing for disability benefits when you have Lyme disease - See more at: http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/ssdi.html#sthash.j2RHbahy.dpuf

http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/ssdi.html

Very interesting, thanks Noel. I have printed out and will give to my daughter. She has definitely been put into the Stage three category of illness by her Lyme doctor and she has experienced many of the symptoms noted in the first article. The doxy does seem to be working, she has been doing better. We'll see what the tests show because she is afraid to come off the antibiotic.

This is good information. Thanks again.

You're welcome, Ford Smile

There are also attorneys listed who will help people suffering from Lyme disease get benefits. I really hope you and your daughter apply for whatever benefits you are eligible for. You may not need them now, but there may come a time when you will need help, say with a disability card for the car, and if that happens, it may be too difficult to get one as fast as you need it.

I am considering it. Thanks again.

The move had distracted us from many things. We are getting settled, and then we'll have the time and energy to focus on the rest of our issues.


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On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 NoelSeven said:
On 4/3/2015 Ford1224 said:
On 4/3/2015 JustJazzmom said:

I think if you are truly handicapped, you should get a placard for your car. Why are you not interested in getting a placard for you or your daughter Ford?

She feels adequately able to walk into the store, therefore, she does not want the card. On her bad days we just don't go out. When I go to a store, which is seldom, I use my wheelchair and she drops me off in front of the store while she parks the car. In other words, we manage without it.

I have often suspected that she feels she would be turned down anyway because no one recognizes Lyme Disease as a disability. She just doesn't want the hassle.

My license is due for renewal this month and I will probably renew it because I own the car even though I don't drive it anymore. I am contemplating applying for the card, but I am not sure I will.



I'm seeing that Lyme disease can make one eligible for disability payments. That's qualifying right there.

For a disability placard in CA, it's up to one's doctor to say a person is eligible, not a bureaucrat.

I don't see why your daughter would not be eligible.

Not so!! She received several weeks of temporary state disability and they cut her off and that is done. According to the medical community, Lyme Disease is curable within three weeks of taking an antibiotic and therefore not considered a "chronic" illness sufficient for disability.

She will have to get a lawyer to apply for SSDI, and she went to one and had a very bad experience, so she has not tried again. Besides, it takes years of fighting with SS and one gets turned down many times before they even start considering benefits.

She sees the Lyme doctor next week and he will test her to see what progress she is making on the doxycycline. She is hoping for good test results and at that time will contemplate what she is going to do next.

As far as I'm concerned, I am adequately medically compensated by my Long Term Care Insurance, and even though I qualify for other benefits, I don't want to use the system if I don't have to. Just because one is qualified doesn't mean one has to take advantage of it.

This is what I'm seeing, Ford:

Social Security Disability (SSDI & SSI) for Lyme Disease

Whether you can get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits based on Lyme disease depends on how severe your symptoms are.

http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/social-security-disability-lyme-disease.html

*
TOUCHED BY LYME: Filing for disability benefits when you have Lyme disease - See more at: http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/ssdi.html#sthash.j2RHbahy.dpuf

http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/ssdi.html

Very interesting, thanks Noel. I have printed out and will give to my daughter. She has definitely been put into the Stage three category of illness by her Lyme doctor and she has experienced many of the symptoms noted in the first article. The doxy does seem to be working, she has been doing better. We'll see what the tests show because she is afraid to come off the antibiotic.

This is good information. Thanks again.

You're welcome, Ford Smile

There are also attorneys listed who will help people suffering from Lyme disease get benefits. I really hope you and your daughter apply for whatever benefits you are eligible for. You may not need them now, but there may come a time when you will need help, say with a disability card for the car, and if that happens, it may be too difficult to get one as fast as you need it.

I am considering it. Thanks again.

The move had distracted us from many things. We are getting settled, and then we'll have the time and energy to focus on the rest of our issues.

Take your time, you don't want to put any extra stress on yourself right now Smile

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I've had people tell me that I should get a handicap status and told them that I don't feel like I would want to do that. There are a LOT of people who need it much more than I and if you add in all the ones who really don't need it but have it anyway - I just couldn't do it in good conscience.

Some people feel that way, so I wouldn't push it on them.

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On 4/3/2015 straykatz said:

There are able bodied people who use their placard or plates to park even when the disabled person is not with them. There are also people parking in those spots who look/move/walk/run better than me so what is their handicap? I also think some if not many doctors are too free giving out handicap forms to get these placards/plates.

It's sad that handicap parking has become such a sore spot for so many in this country....it was intended to be a good thing and make it easier for those suffering with physical limitations.

I understand your feelings. And I do think in the past doctors were very willing to freely give out the applications. When I looked over my husband's application, the physician must verify the condition it is being issued for and sign it. It must then be notorized before it is sent into the our state's DMV. I am not sure many physicians today would be willing to jeopardize themselves by falsely verifying an official document.

On the other hand, we must be mindful that there are several physical conditions which are not physically visual, like COPD, heart condition, etc. However, I agree with you to the extent if a person is moving quite gingerly in my mind I would question their need or the legality of them having a handicapped placard issued.