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How to Apply for Social Security Benefits If You Have Severe Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
My dad is one of the 24 million Americans who grew up with asthma. He is also allergic to pollen - which made working as a groundskeeper on a golf course pretty challenging. In May, he’d sometimes be unable to work for a full week at a time. My dad was able to manage his asthma and allergies (for the most part) with medication and a quick-relief asthma inhaler . He was never hospitalized due to an attack. Yet if his asthma was worse, he may have not been able to work at all. If you or a...
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Re: How to Apply for Social Security Benefits If You Have Severe Asthma

K8sMom2002 ·
All good info! If I might make another suggestion, as a former staffer for the U.S. House of Representatives: once you apply for benefits, it might be good to contact the district office of the Member of the U.S. House of Representatives that represents you ... usually each Member of Congress has constituent services staff members in offices in your congressional district who can help facilitate and follow up on your claim. If you don't know who represents you, use this Find Your...
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How Can the ADA Help Me If I Have Asthma or Allergies?

AAFA Community Services ·
Does the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to you if you have asthma or allergies? Yes, it can, in many situations at work and at school. The ADA is a federal civil rights law. And asthma and allergies are usually considered disabilities under the ADA. This law gives people with disabilities the right to ask for changes where policies, practices or conditions leave you out or put you at a disadvantage. Public companies and places must give people with disabilities full access to...
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