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#1 Savannah

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

Once it is determined that you can not return to work, should you file for disability then, or should you wait for a period of time, say 6 months?


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#2 crtclms

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

Do it now, especially if you were just let go because you were considered unable to fulfill your duties. See if your state has disability benefits, too.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

Definitely as soon as possible. If I'd done it after my last real job, my benefits would be significantly higher. But since I spent two years limping through shit jobs and unemployment, my benefit was much lower. 

 

It's not really designed for mental illness; I mean if you go blind or become a paraplegic, it's obvious what you "should" be earning without your disability. But I don't think most people say, "fuck, I'm depressed and can't work right now so I should apply through a difficult process that takes up to a year to complete and will likely be rejected the first go around." It took me a long, long time to f igure out that  I should be on disability. 


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

I would do it now. I got SS for depression/OCD the first time around. It took 7 months from the date I applied to start receiving checks.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

I would definitely do it now.  It can be a long process, plus you have all the info in your mind right now (meaning you probably won't leave anything out by accident because it is all fresh in your mind).


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#6 notfred

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

I see no reason to wait, you are not hatching eggs.



#7 MageCorwin

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

Don't wait do it as soon as you've identified that you can't work. It already takes so long to get approved odds are you will be out of work long enough by the time you are approved.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

I see no reason to wait, you are not hatching eggs.

This is fantastic


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:55 AM

Do it ASAP as it can take years to get SSDI.  If you wait, they will say you were obviously able to work but were just lazy.


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#10 Savannah

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

Thank you everyone. I have started working on a list of my doctors so I have them all in hand.
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#11 saveyoursanity

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

SSDI is also a form of insurance.  If you stop paying your premiums (by working), you also lose coverage.  Seriously, I applied like...  2 months before my coverage would've stopped and they were supppperrrr bitchy about it.


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#12 Savannah

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

saveyour sanity,

 

I am not sure I understand your post. Yes, Social Security is a form of insurance and is paid into when working. I was not aware of losing coverage when you stop working, only that the amount they pay you may change.

 

So, if you were out of work in January, you waited until April (example) and had problems?


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

I would file now.

 

This might explain what saveyoursanity meant.  There is a 5 year limit

 

http://www.disabilit...ed-date-lid.htm


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#14 tomcat13

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

I see no reason to wait, you are not hatching eggs.

LOL - you made me shoot mt. dew out of my nostrils...That was funny.

 

Yeah, if you're going to apply then do it. One day I just happen to ask my shrink if he thought I should apply for disability and he said - Absolutely said Y E S because I could not work in my chosen profession. He was in full support of my decision.   So I went to some disability alliance group, and they helped me apply over the phone; it was easy.  I got accepted in about 4 monts or so on my first try. 


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#15 Savannah

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

Tomcat,
Congrats on the quick approval.

How long ago was the approval ?
<p>Bipolar 1 with psychosisCurrent meds: geodon 160mg, seroquel 500mg, prolixin 10 mg, lamictal 500mg, zoloft 150mg,, Provigil 200mg

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:02 AM

Well, I was technically laid - off when I applied (not sure what affect that had). I Probably applied in Dec or January...I was approved April 1'st. So, about 3-5 months, I'd say closer to 3 months.  I was really surprised I got so soon and without any hassles.  I get angry with my shrink because I don't feel like they listen to me, but I'm sure it was his notes/records that got me on disability....It has been such a relief, a much more useful "med" than any pharmaceutical.   I've lost so many jobs. Each job loss was just more devastating. It was just tearing my psyche to shreds...I'd have ended up on disability at some point in time, so the inevitable was just hastened. 

 

Good luck on your application. 


Edited by tomcat13, 07 February 2013 - 12:02 AM.

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#17 Savannah

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

Tomcat,

 

How long ago did you apply? I am wondering what the current times are.


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#18 crtclms

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

Savannah, I really think it is a case by case basis. My husband just got SSDI in 9 weeks for his epilepsy. But he has incredibly bad epilepsy, and tonic-clonic seizures are pretty spectacular to see. Other people who get it the first time seem to get it at 4-6 months. But truly, it depends. I just applied 3 weeks ago, and expect to have to appeal (apropos of nothing).


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

Tomcat,

 

How long ago did you apply? I am wondering what the current times are.

I applied around December '10/January '11, and was approved in April 1'st 2011.


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#20 Savannah

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

I have started filling out the disability application online. I can only get so much at a time filled out or I get overwhelmed.

Today I order a copy of my birth certificate.
<p>Bipolar 1 with psychosisCurrent meds: geodon 160mg, seroquel 500mg, prolixin 10 mg, lamictal 500mg, zoloft 150mg,, Provigil 200mg





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