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Am I still entitled to accommodations if I haven’t received an official medical diagnosis?

TLDR; It depends! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has stated that documentation of medical diagnosis should only be necessary when the disability and need for accommodation are not known or obvious

Team Disclo
April 22, 2022

With Disclo, you’ll have the ability to search for accommodations by your limitations rather than your condition. Because folks may not have an official diagnosis, this allows people to still request an accommodation and verify their symptoms/limitations with their medical provider.

Since the ADA’s definition of ‘disability’ is so broad (“a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity”), there is not a set list of disabilities that are covered under the ADA. Therefore, with Disclo, if your symptoms or limitations substantially limit a major life activity, you are still able to request accommodations and seek medical verification.

In short, Disclo is giving you the option to still ask for accommodations, even if you haven’t landed on an official diagnosis. We understand that sometimes this process can take months, years, or even decades, so we want to support you in still seeking accommodations!

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