Roundup: Eating Disorders

An eating disorder disability can affect people of all ages and genders and are complicated and often misunderstood mental health conditions. There are many different eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Rumination Disorder, Pica, and Other Specific Eating or Feeding Disorders.

Share Lawyers would like to share our top posts about eating disorders including facts and misconceptions, eating disorders and disability insurance law, and eating disorders and disability insurance benefits.

Eating Disorder Facts

Eating disorders are complicated illnesses that are misunderstood. The effects of this group of illnesses, which includes Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-eating Disorder, can damage an individual’s mental and physical health. Below, we dispel some of the rumours about these illnesses. The legal experts at Share Lawyers are available to discuss your disability insurance claim and consult on next steps for those suffering from eating disorders.

Ask A Lawyer: Eating Disorders and Disability Insurance Law

Eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, are complicated psychological illnesses with profound mental and physical health affects. They are often misunderstood, and this makes it difficult for sufferers and their loved ones to know what they’re entitled to when it comes to benefits. You can always turn to the legal experts at Share Lawyers to consult on your disability insurance claims. Below, we answer some of the more frequently asked questions about eating disorders and disability insurance law.

Eating Disorders and Disability Insurance Benefits

Where symptoms of your eating disorder are so severe that you are unable to continue working, you may face difficulty in obtaining your disability insurance benefits. People suffering with eating disorders may not want to admit to themselves or others that they have a problem that needs medical attention, and may require them to take time off work in order to focus on the needed treatment in order to be able to learn how to cope with the eating disorder.

Does an Eating Disorder Count as a Disability?

Four eating disorders are recognized by The Canadian Disability Tax Credit Program, and while this does not speak to your individual insurance policy, it can be important information to know.

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