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Determining If and When Stroke Patients Are OK to Resume Driving

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

When a stroke or another severe medical condition causes an individual to become disabled and unable to work, long-term disability benefits can help to offset lost income.

Victims of a stroke often face restrictions on certain activities like operating a motor vehicle. According to a report from CNN Health, tests conducted in a doctor’s office may determine a stroke patient’s ability to resume driving. Unfortunately, the driving evaluations that are currently available are very costly.

Researchers have found that just 1 in 10 stroke patients are given in-office evaluations to determine their readiness to get behind the wheel. One type of in-office test is able to determine if an individual can match road signs to certain driving situations and if they can recognize the road signs. Other in-office tests indicate if an individual understands traffic flow while monitoring their speed and accuracy.

It was found that these in-office driving tests were able to predict in 80% of individuals who would pass or fail an on-road driving test. They have also been shown to be much more cost effective than other types of evaluations that are currently available to stroke patients.

If you have been diagnosed with a severe mental or physical condition and would like to know if you qualify for long-term disability benefits, consulting with a long-term disability representative should be your next step.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.