A Closer Look

Add Your Voice: Changes Proposed to Social Security Disability Rules for Parkinson's

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a proposed rule to revise current regulations used to evaluate whether people with Parkinson's and other neurological disorders qualify for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), marking the first broad-scale overhaul of the criteria since 1985. This is our opportunity as a community to fundamentally change for the better how SSA recognizes Parkinsonian syndrome and evaluates its effects for determining disability. More »

PAN Advocates in the News

This month, several PAN advocates have been featured in articles, on local TV, or have helped promote Parkinson’s Awareness Month through editorials. More »

Meet PAN Advocate Lisa Ikeda Bain

When Idaho State Director Lisa Ikeda Bain first got involved with PAN, she was attracted to the mission to advocate on behalf of the Parkinson’s community on federal policy issues and happy that she didn’t have to fundraise. Just five years later, she is becoming one of PAN’s most committed grassroots fundraisers and has set a goal to raise $10,000 for PAN in 2014. More »