At the beginning of a hopefully not too long journey...
Hello all, I have finally sent in the last of my papers to SSD, still trying to get my completed LTD papers and state retirement papers back from my employer so I can have that started on but just like with wc, they are stalling and hiding. Finally settled with wc just so I could move on with my life and not spend another year moneyless and doctor rich. SSD called my 3rd party recently to assist their doctors in determining my eligibility and he indicated to her this was going to be done more from a mental than a physical disability. I personally don't care what they file it under so long as I am approved! I have a myriad of physical problems, am 37, and had a 5th brain injury at work which has left me with a loss of 30+ IQ points. I am doing well to function at home and the doctors think I definitely will never return to teaching and since short term is shot unable to retain enough to learn a new skill since I can't focus for more than 5 or 10 minutes. Anyway, I am hoping to not have a long fight due to my age, any input on how well you think it might go is appreciated. I am in SC. Thanks!