Understand how it works
If you have purchased private disability insurance or have benefits under a group insurance plan provided by your employer, you may be entitled to benefits. Disability policies generally pay whenever you cannot work as the result of an illness or injury.
If you do not have a private disability policy and you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it is to late to purchase a policy. In order to purchase cover you are required to provide evidence of good health.
Check with your insurance provider for the types of benefits available.
Download this form to assist you with documenting the symptoms which interfere with your work.
If you do not have private disability insurance, Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.