Disability and Weight Loss Surgery
I was approved for disability benefits the first time I applied about 3 yrs ago. Of course, losing weight would benefit many of the reasons I am disabled, but also many of the reasons I'm disabled makes it almost impossible to lose weight. Does anyone know if Disability Benefits covers weight loss surgery such as "The Lap Band" surgery? I have numerous friends that have had great success with this surgery and my Dr. approves of it saying that losing weight would benefit my back trouble, knee problems, as well as blood pressure and others effecting my health.
Not being able to work, I don't have the funds for such surgery and in no way consider it to be for "cosmetic reasons." Please let me know if there's any place to find this information or if anyone has had similar problems. Thanks!