Parkinson's Disease Work-Related Disability Assessment

Through our work in the Parkinson’s community, the Parkinson's Action Network has learned that people with Parkinson’s may have trouble receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits due to inadequate documentation of symptoms in their medical record.  The purpose of the form below is to ensure that information that may be relevant to how Parkinson’s disease affects your ability to work is included in your medical record, particularly if you think you may apply for SSDI or SSI.  This form may also be useful in tracking your disease progression and can be updated as your condition and symptoms change.  

It is important to note that this form is designed to supplement your medical record.  It is not a Social Security Administration form and does not replace or change the Social Security application.

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This form was created with generous support from Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., now part of Abbott.

PAN, together with the other national Parkinson’s organizations, asks for your help in distributing this form. Distributing the form to people living with Parkinson’s, caregivers/carepartners, doctors, support groups, and online communities is essential in assuring that the form makes it into the hands of patients and doctors and ultimately into medical records. The form can be downloaded, printed, posted on bulletin boards, discussed with doctors or support groups, and posted on-line. It is free for all to use.
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