Two people asking each other questions about applying for disability

Applying for Disability Webinar

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? What has it been like for others?

What is the disability webinar about?

This disability webinar discusses helpful information about applying for disability from 2 rare disease Patient Leaders who have been there and done that. They talk about their experiences, including the ups and downs of applying for disability benefits.

In this webinar, you’ll hear:

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

Watch the replay video below:

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.

The information provided at this event is meant to provide general information on how to apply for disability benefits and is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified attorney. Attendees should not rely on the information provided at this event as a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. The organizers of this event do not provide legal advice and will not be responsible for any decisions made by attendees based on the information provided at this event.

The information provided at this event is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical or healthcare advice, or create a doctor-patient relationship. Always consult a qualified healthcare professional before making any decisions or taking any actions based on the information provided.

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