Long term disability refers to those kinds of illness or challenges that may permanently disable a person or make him restricted in various daily activities for more than 6 months.
These disabilities could result due to some critical sickness, serious injury in the body due to some accident or even during pregnancy. These body conditions may be expected to last for years together or even turn fatal in the end. In these cases, long term disability rights protect these individuals during their lifetime or till their recovery.Some examples of long term disability include deafness or blindness, broken limbs or injuries in the head, brain or spinal cord.
In order to address the challenges of such individuals, care has been taken to make public areas and facilities accessible. These special services vary between different countries. For example, long term disability insurance is one such benefit for financial support of these individuals. These individuals can also seek help through private and public funds.Other benefits include spouse’s (widower/widow) compensation in the case of death, employee compensation from the workplace, benefits for children and other families with low income strata. More...
Temporary Disability Rights
When talking about disability rights, people generally assume about disability during birth or long term disability due to accidents, injury or some critical illness. However, disability that results in a lack of performance for a short span of time is called temporary or short term disability.It may be required for an employee to take an off on the professional front in case of some illness or emergency. This falls under short term disability.The duration can be a few weeks unlike long term disability which extends between a few months to a couple of years or even a lifetime.
The government has passed an act in 1992 called Family and Medical Leave Act which protects the job of the employees who take leave to address some medical emergencies. Organizations having more than 50 employees should provide the temporary disability benefits by the law to the workers.More...
Disability Rights History
The disability rights deal with various aspects in order to improve the lifestyle of individuals with different disabilities. The rights confront the disadvantages and discrimination faced by these people which hamper their active participation in the society. Disability rights history is very interesting to read.In the year 1968, the Architectural Barriers Act was declared where all buildings constructed by the government need to be made accessible to the individuals with physical disabilities.
Two years later, in 1970, the Urban Mass Transportation Act was passed where in public transport facilities and their related services were made accessible to the elderly people as well as people with restricted mobility.The Independent Living Movement which dealt with the right of all people to live an independent life started in California. Further, another initiative was started by various education centers where every child, regardless of any kind of disability would be provided free education in order to set a strong foundation for an independent life at a later stage.More...