Re: Disability for back problems
I concur with dave, having said that, in response to your second posted question, I really don’t think there is any one thing that you, or your son's doctors will say that will sway them one way or another, they will mull over the hard evidence and make a determination. The reason…well, I should say that more than likely, one of the main reasons that they take so long is that they do a very thorough investigation, they will subpoena all of your son’s medical records and the likes and may send him for some IME’s so the earlier you get the ball rolling the better. I applied over six months ago, and they are still going through the investigation phase, they are actually sending me for a full psyche evaluation in August, this really floored me as I am filing for a physical disability, I have since found out that this is quite common for SS to do. I have also found out that I am making too much money from W/C to be eligible for benefits at this time, but at least I will have done the hard and long part if and when I need the SSDI benefits. Good Luck.
3level laminectomy,discectomy&PLIF L3-S1 02/20/04
6cages 8screws 2rods (oh my!) w/local bone graft
Last edited by Haw'nCarl; 07-27-2004 at 10:26 PM.