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Anyone Receiving Social Security Disability?

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long time no see, hope your doing ok

I have been on SSI since May 2003. I was accepted right away. (it took a total of 3 months for them to get situated)
I hadn't been able to work since 1996? due to my body being out of control! cool.gif
good luck Sweetie


"Ryo tatereba mi ga tatanu"

If we try to serve both sides, we cannot stand our own ground.

Japanese proverb

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Is anyone receiving social security disability benefits for their celiac disease? If so how hard was it to get and how long did you have to wait. I have been our of work since February 2008 and thought it might be possible to get this coverage as I cannot work right now and need some income. Can anyone with any knowledge of this share their story.

      In January of 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) ruled in a case in Massachusetts that effectively identified celiac disease and gluten intolerance as legal disabilities.

The story is fairly simple - students at Lesley University, in Cambridge, objected to the available meal plan. Those who had gluten-related health concerns were being offered a regular diet of gluten-containing foods, so they had to either go hungry or find another option. Because they had purchased a meal plan with their tuition, however, they insisted that the school find a better solution.

In the legal case, the school agreed to recognize the gluten issues as disabilities and to accommodate this by providing gluten-free meals, dealing with any cross-contamination problems, and even training the kitchen staff about food allergies.

This is unprecedented and made me wonder what it means for food service as well as the millions of people diagnosed with gluten intolerance and celiac.

      

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