Disability insurance companies don’t always make it easy for policyholders who have cerebral atrophy to get the disability benefits they deserve. Cerebral atrophy, also called brain atrophy, is the loss of neurons in the brain and the connections between them. In other words, it is the wasting away or shrinkage of brain cells and tissue.
The Common Reasons Disability Carriers Deny Cerebral Atrophy Disability Claims
Many claims are denied because the disability insurance company says:
(1) There is no objective basis of the cerebral atrophy,
(2) There is no objective basis for the restrictions and limitations assigned by your physician, or
(3) There is no causal relationship between your cerebral atrophy diagnosis and/or your restrictions and limitations, and your inability to do your own or any occupation.
Nancy Cavey, who has 35 years experience handling disability cases, has successfully represented many policyholders with cerebral atrophy. She overcomes a claims denial by working closely with you and your physician.
She offers a free initial consultation and welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about your disability claim.
What Is Cerebral Atrophy?
Atrophy or shrinkage of the brain comes naturally with age. By age 75, your brain is approximately 15% smaller than it was at age 25. Cerebral atrophy is a common feature of many diseases that affect the brain. These diseases include:
What Are The Symptoms of Cerebral Atrophy?
Symptoms can include language disorder, progressive impairment of memory and intellectual function, problems with memory, orientation, visual-spatial perception and the ability to learn.
Higher executive functions can be impaired, including planning, organizing and sequencing.
These symptoms also can cause depression or other emotional problems.
Because of the nature of the diseases and symptoms, many with cerebral atrophy are treated by a neurologist. They should undergo neuropsychological testing to objectively document their cognitive problems.
How Do I Get The Disability Insurance Benefits I Deserve?
Cerebral atrophy can make it difficult, if not impossible, to do things around your home and work. If you no longer can work or your doctor has told you to apply for disability, before you apply for benefits, you should:
Your policy can include a self-reported limitation. It limits how long you can get benefits that result from self-reported symptoms, including problems with memory, speech, planning, organizing and sequencing. You’ll want to know what’s in your policy before you apply for benefits.
Contact Disability Attorney Nancy L. Cavey, Who Can Help You Regardless of Where You Live
Cerebral atrophy can make it difficult, if not impossible, to work. You owe it to yourself and your family to get help today! Nancy Cavey can review your policy and your medical records, and explain to you what your policy says and how to get your disability benefits. Call today for a free consultation at 727-894-3188.