I’m An Eye Surgeon, But Can No Longer Perform Surgery Due To An Accident. I Am Instead Going To Teach At The Local Medical School. Will I Be Able To Continue To Receive Full Benefits Since I Can No Longer Operate?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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It depends on how your policy defines disability. If you are considered disabled when you cannot perform your normal occupation, then you will continue to receive your full benefits. If it defines disability as inability to perform any suitable occupation, you are not disabled. Therefore, you are not eligible for disability benefits.

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