I think the question I,m asking is what forms do you need to fill out in if you need a evaluation from your Doctor in order to collected disabilaty.I have issue with my health at the moment in it seem to me that things are not getting better for me.with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure in GOD knows what other think can be wrong with me.
I think you can go online to the Social Security Disability website and file online. I'm not sure why you can't work with diabetes, but everyones different, so talk to your doctor and see what he says and go from there. best of luck
First off in regards to collecting disability you can get the form and fill it out online. I don't know your age, nor your health problems aside from diabeties and high blood pressure. These issues primarily aren't enough to get disability UNLESS if you may have diabetic comlications as a result.
However, regardless primarily you will be denied at least the 1st time around, and my suggestion after this point work with an disability attorney especially if you feel that you should qualify.
Example: I have filed after my heart attack in Nov of 06 went through the whole process in May of 07 I had gotten my determination and I was denied which was expected. I then contacted a attorney she originally said I wouldn't get in for a court date until another year out and to continue to give her any other information relating to my claim. I expected to find something out by May of 08. At this point she said they are extremely backed up and the average claim now takes about 2 years. So I now won't hear anything until around May 09. She has not doubt that I will win, and that is even if they ever fix my back because a long list of conditions that I have. I had filed based on a bad back and hips, weak ankles and knees, carpol tunnel, sleep disorder, depression, asthma, acid reflux, high cholesterol, High blood pressure, allergiers, coronary problems, obesity, bad eye problems (without my glasses I am clinically legally blind) with them I have 20/40 vision and diabeties.
Age, and gender also seems to play a role in regards to getting diability. My husband with have hip surgery (metal rod and pins in his right hip) and femur bone surgery ( metal rod in leg femur from hip to knee) is still fighting for disability and he's 5 years waiting almost 6 (admittingly he wasn't persistant in filing papers, getting paper work done in a timely manner and etc.) However, he is just now turning 43 can barely walk, lost muscle tissue and what not and he is still fighting. He is now working with an attorney had a court day for May 08, got cancelled, court date again in June 08 cancelled again now he is pending court date in Sept. 08 and yes he is still fighting.
Guess what I am trying to say, its not a easy process, and it is a long process as well.
You can go to your local social security office and apply. They have a million forms for you to fill out. You will have your doctor fill out the forms and depending on the nature of your illiness you can be approved in 90 days. Make sure you speak with your doctors first about the information that they're writing on the forms because that determines if your're approve or not.
To receive disabilty, it helps to have the full support and backing of your primary doctor as well as all other medical teams you see.
If you get denied, in most liklihood it is because you haven't gotten all the evidence they really need to determine that this is a true disability.
If you go in with yourself armed with all your medical records and have all your medical staff on board with you needing to get disability, it is not hard at all.
When my son was a infant, he had severe respitory distress and it made it almost impossible for me to work, so we went and applied for SSI for him and we got it immediately. I had heard horrer stories about how hard it was to obtain, but it was not for us, but like I said we went in with ourselves armed and ready to show evidence and we had our doctors (yes several different ones) knowledgable to what we were trying to do and they all agreed that was a good idea for us. He was fine by the time he was 5 years old and we readily gave it up as he was doing fine now...
So whatever you do...make sure you have evidence up to the ceiling to prove your case and have your medical team fully backing you.
Getting disability for a minor is not the same as getting disability to go through when you are an adult, and are considered a pretty young adult (meaning numerous years techniqually to work). My son who is now 9 has had disability since 2 years of age. His went through with all the paper work, and doctors with no problem.
However, in regards to adults trying to get disability it isn't as easy and more often than not you will be denied first time trying. My husband been and still is fighting for 5 yrs. I am on my 2nd year and numerous conditions, numerous back ground info and what not. I am only 39 and my attorney doesn't see a reason this time around that I won't get approved and that even if they ever do get my back fixed, because I have numerous of other life threatning conditions. According to her a disability specialist attorney, young adults filing for disability 9/10 will be denied first time around. There is also a huge back up in getting the process approved, and to get a court date.
This is not to mention my boyfriend who is over 20 years my elder, going on 62 has heart disease, pace maker cogested heart failure and other problems, he too was also denied and he can apply for social security benefits in October for retiring if he so chooses. So it doesn't (as an adult) necessarily mean not enough info and thats the reason why you were denied. Both he, and I had proof, supporting doctors, fell within the criteria of qualifying it just happens more often than not as an adult, you will get denied the first time around. Not trying to sound pestimistic, its just unfortunately who things often go. LOL
Last edited by brattybratteddi; 09-03-2008 at 06:42 PM.