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HOPES Podcast Episode 10: Ask an Attorney: Disability & HD

HOPES Podcast Episode 10: Ask an Attorney: Disability & HD


Dealing with HD means having to jump through a lot of legal hoops to get the support that you need. Today on the HOPES Podcast, we feature special guest Allison Bartlett, Esq., a licensed disability attorney who currently serves as the manager of disability programs at the Huntington’s Disease Society for America (HDSA). Allison walks us through disability, both private and public, long-term care insurance, health insurance, and how someone with HD and their loved ones might approach the process of accessing those benefits. It’s very complex, and she’s the expert! Listen in to hear what she wants to share with the HD community about this topic.

This podcast was produced by Lauren Hinkley and Cat Fergesen. The graphic is by Cat Fergesen.

Disclaimer: HOPES is a team of faculty and undergraduate students at Stanford University dedicated to making information about Huntington’s disease (HD) more readily accessible to the public. We emphasize that we are not medical professionals or legal professionals, nor are we affiliated with the legal professional whom we interview on this podcast. The information we present is intended for educational purposes only should not be construed as offering diagnoses or recommendations. The legal professional whom we interview is providing ideas about disability insurance that listeners may consider according to their own judgment but should not consider advice specific to their situation.

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