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Old 06-26-2018, 05:21 AM   #1
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Default Is a severed thumb a disability under the law?

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Is a severed thumb a disability under the law?

Is that person considered disabled? Legally?
At what point does a disability become so severe that the person is legally disabled? If that is the way it works? Thank you!
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:40 AM   #2
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It's not that simple. Disability varies by degree. There's long term and short term, permanent total, permanent partial, temporary. Compensation also varies by degree depending on the circumstances. There is also a difference between being disabled and having a disability.

For example, a surgeon who loses a thumb is more disabled than an author who loses a thumb. Make sense?

It would help if you put some context into your question.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:10 AM   #3
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The word disability means many things. In the US if you are using it in terms of collecting disability benefits, you’d be denied. Under the ADA you have a disabling condition for which an employer or other might be requested to make an accommodation.

That said there are people in wheelchairs who work, drive, play sports, and don’t consider themselves disabled.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:50 AM   #4
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For military disability there is a complex system for every possible loss of body part and the amount you get paid is based on that system. Just FYI.
I note you are in TX with lots of military families.
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:20 PM   #5
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For military disability there is a complex system for every possible loss of body part and the amount you get paid is based on that system. Just FYI.
I note you are in TX with lots of military families.
No mention was made of a military context. Stop assuming.
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