I had my hearing yesterday for social security disability after a 2 year waiting period. I am so nervous about the outcome and have to wait another 30 to 90 days for the judge's decision! This whole process has been so difficult, painful even. If it weren't for my family and friends I would not have survive financially to this point. Has anyone had experience with this, and, if so, how did you cope? I can feel my deep depression sneaking up on me, and… read more
My son had the same problem with social security. His attorney took it all the way to fed. Court and won. If your a drug abuser or alcohol addicted you get it immediately. This country does not want to recognize this illness. It's so very sad because it is a destroying one on the individual.
The first time I was on it started in 2001 and I had been in the hospital for six weeks when my brother was able to get me on it the first try. Of course I had a psychiatrist and a psychologist backing up the fact that I could not work and would not be able to work for over a year. I got off of it in 2007 and back on again in 2015. In 2015 I was approved in two months but getting disability back after you have already been on it and having two doctors support isn't as hard as the first time. I know it is frustrating and hard to survive while waiting but I bet they will give it to you and you have waited a long time!! Let us know what the judge decides and you will be in my prayers!!!
@A MyDepressionTeam Member I am so sorry to hear that. I had my hearing in October and was granted my disability within 8 days from the hearing. I consider myself one of the lucky ones. It is so difficult to get disability for a mental illness. Fortunately I had enough medical documentation to support it. Hoping things get better for you! Soon!
My Dr advided me o forget about applying for Disability Support Pension here in Australia. The currenr Govt changed the eligibility criteria for DSP & you have to be terminal & in bed ridden or severely intellectually disabled or physicallydisabled to maybe get it. Got to jump through hoops. Not worth the stress.