Two people asking each other questions about applying for disability

Applying for Disability Webinar (EVENT POSTPONED)

Last updated: March 2023

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed. We will update this page once a new date is finalized.

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Applying for disability benefits can seem like an overwhelming ordeal. Coping with a rare disease can make the process feel even more stressful. There are forms to complete, questions to answer, documents to locate. Where do you even start?

Register now for a free disability Q&A webinar

Our live Q&A will highlight everything you need to know about applying for disability. We’ll be joined by two rare disease Patient Leaders who have been there and done that. They’ll talk about their experiences and help guide attendees through the steps of applying for disability benefits.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How they made the decision to apply for disability
  • About the hearing process and if legal help was necessary
  • How being on disability affects their life
  • Things to consider when beginning the application process

Patient Leaders Panel:

Diana Castaldini

Diana Castaldini is a patient advocate living with ankylosing spondylitis and several other rare medical conditions. Through a lifetime of experience, Diana is acutely aware of how quickly life can change and has grown adept at navigating the healthcare system. She lives by the motto, “Don’t look at what you’ve lost, look at what you have left.”

Jennifer Samghabadi, FNP

Jennifer Samghabadi is a family nurse practitioner with 25 years of professional medical experience. In 2012, Jennifer was diagnosed with common variable immune deficiency (CVID) and has made it her mission to help educate and empower people with chronic conditions.

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