Chiari Online Support Group

Disability?


#1

Has anyone gone on disability? Everyone is suggesting i do it because i might need another surgery and my pain is stopping me from being able to work on some days. Any suggestions?


#2

I applied as soon as I was told I could no longer work. That was 2 1/2 years ago and I am in appeals and waiting to see the judge. It is not something you want to wait around on to file if you are going to file. The longer you are off the less you will draw if you have paid in your 40 credits. That is for SSDI. Now for SSI it is different and that is based on your income. That is for people who have not met the 40 credit requirement.