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Old 01-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
Stephanie221 Stephanie221 is offline
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Unemployed- any help for people w/autoimmune disorders?

Hi Everyone,

I was recently laid off and developed an autoimmune disorder at the same time. I never know when I am going to have good days or bad days, making it very difficult to schedule job interviews. In addition, I worry if I get a new job but start getting very sick, I will be forced to resign or will be let go.

Does anyone know if there are any sort of benefits people can claim when faced with this circumstance other than standard unemployment benefits? I looked into Social Security Benefits and it looks like you need to be disabled for 6 consecutive months or more to receive any assistance.

Any help you could provide would be extremely helpful. Thanks everyone and best of luck with your health!