Re: Disability Dr. Appts. set
Document, Document, Document, come in with everything. Everyone who applies for disability should keep a diary. A diary is considered evidence on court.
We were approved the first time but only because we were not looking for a cash settlement and because we had documented everything.
Take the time to make up a binder and get those dividers thingies and take in all of your medical records, printout of pharmacy records, days off work, and anything else that you can think of.
Don't get depressed if they don't approve you the first time. They are not on your side. It is their job to turn you down.
Once you are approved, it will be on your record for life. It will effect any future jobs that you may want and any insurance that you apply for such as life or health insurance so weigh your pros and cons very carefully.
There are some instances where the *back* per se is not considered a disability in itself. Is this work related? Is this SSI, SS, or OWCP? Private, or govenment.