The impact of interstitial cystitis (IC) on the lives of some patients can be severe, affecting their general health, mental health, ability to work, and personal relationships. IC flares, bladder pain, the continual need to go, lack of sleep, and other realities of living with IC can interfere with a person’s ability to work on a regular schedule and holding down a job full-time or part-time.SSA-Ruling-Thumbnail2015

If IC is disabling you and preventing you from working, look into disability insurance.

Talking with Your Employer About IC

If you are finding that interstitial cystitis (IC) is impacting your work performance, consider telling your employer that you have IC.

A Primer on Disability Insurance

This podcast covers the basics of different types of disability insurance, specifically short-term disability, long-term disability, and social security disability.

Social Security Disability Insurance

The 2002 Social Security Policy Interpretation Ruling on IC recognizes IC as a condition that can be a basis for a disability finding, and it provides guidelines for the agency’s evaluation of IC claims.

Disability Insurance

An overview of disability insurance with insights from attorneys and other experts on the process of applying for disability insurance.

Handicapped Parking Permits

If you are severely affected by interstitial cystitis (IC), you may want to apply for a handicapped parking sticker or disability access parking privileges.

Disability Resources

Get help with applying for disability insurance through resources in the ICA Store.

Revised Monday, October 1st, 2012