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Has anyone been able to collect any type of Disability Compensation because of having celiac disease?

I haven't been able to work because of this. It is very difficult having to live on only one paycheck. I was just wondering if we had any other recource. :)

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I guess it depends on where you live....

I know when I discussed this with my doctor when they found collagenous colitis, he said that the diagnosis of collagenous colitis, celiac disease,along with hypothyroidism and the two different medications to treat my depression, would qualify me for disability, but the diagnosis of celiac disease alone would not qualify me because supposedly once you are on a gluten-free diet, you are supposed to "magically" heal overnight...... yeah, right!

By the way, I am in Ontario (Canada). I don't know what country you are from, so your country might have different rules.....

Have a great day!

Karen

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It's pretty hard if not impossible to get permanent disability for celiac alone because the diet returns most people to normal (although not overnight).

However, I was out of work for 10 weeks solely because of celiac, and after I used up my sick leave my short-term disability policy kicked in. This is a policy I already had through work, not a government program or something I tried to get after I got sick. I collected disability for about 8 weeks.

richard

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