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sickof lyme
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   Posted 12/17/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know if a stay at home mom can get disability?

JennInPA
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   Posted 12/17/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, you can. From what I've heard, getting approved for disability is quite a battle. You might have to appeal their 1st decision, or 2nd, 3rd...
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

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Razzle
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   Posted 12/17/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
It is generally recommended that one elist the help of a disability attourney for this process... I made the mistake of not doing so and was flatly denied (and all appeals were also denied) even though I was house-bound and nearly bed-bound due to severe chronic pain.

I am considering applying again, but do not have enough "work credits" so I don't know if I can qualify.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.


spaztick
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   Posted 12/18/2009 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi sick of lyme,

While being a stay-at-home mother is undoubtedly the hardest job in the world, you don't actually earn monies from it.

I believe disability coverage applies only when your business generates income, or you earn a salary (cash income) in exchange for the work that you perform.

Regards,
Cara
*Oral Abx Combo Tx since Jan/08*
Lyme disease - clinical dx ’08; Babesiosis (Positive IgM/IgG) '08;
GERD '05; Essential Tremor ’02; Fibromyalgia ’00; Osteoarthritis; Depression; IBS; Interstitial Cystitis

Post Edited (spaztick) : 12/18/2009 6:34:11 PM (GMT-7)


Harleyrider
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   Posted 12/18/2009 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Razzle
I have never applied for disability but have done some research for myself and I dont have enough
"Work Credits" either. What the heck! I dont understand this at all. My brother was in a motorcycle
accident when he was 19 and is still on disability at age 38. How could he possibly have enough work
credits to even begin? And his girlfriend who weighs over 400lbs is also on disability cuz her knees are
bad from carrying all that weight. HMMMMM maybe I need to eat and gain some weight so my knees are
bad enough to be on disability. I mean come on this just doesnt seem fair at all.
I have a friend of a friend who is on disability for depression. HELLO!!! just about everyone who has lyme
has been depressed one time or another..

This just makes me so mad how some people can walk right in and never get denied. RIDICULOUS!!

Good luck on your appeal
 


Harleyrider
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   Posted 12/18/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Razzle
I have never applied for disability but have done some research for myself and I dont have enough
"Work Credits" either. What the heck! I dont understand this at all. My brother was in a motorcycle
accident when he was 19 and is still on disability at age 38. How could he possibly have enough work
credits to even begin? And his girlfriend who weighs over 400lbs is also on disability cuz her knees are
bad from carrying all that weight. HMMMMM maybe I need to eat and gain some weight so my knees are
bad enough to be on disability. I mean come on this just doesnt seem fair at all.
I have a friend of a friend who is on disability for depression. HELLO!!! just about everyone who has lyme
has been depressed one time or another..

This just makes me so mad how some people can walk right in and never get denied. RIDICULOUS!!

Good luck on your appeal
 


Harleyrider
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   Posted 12/18/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about the double post my computer was wacking out on me
 


jojeanle
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   Posted 12/18/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a stay at home mother...  I've been out of work since feb 04, contracted lyme and was offically disabled 12/31/05  took until march of this year to get it (through a hearing with a judge)(and attorney)..    I had just enough credits to qualify...  its a long battle, and even still, my condition is expected to get better so I will have my first review in Oct 10..  call the ssa office and apply, if you dont qualify for work credit reasons, you can get ssi... 

JennInPA
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   Posted 12/18/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
My friend's 2 children are on "disability" for ADHD. She gets over 1k a month.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

http://lymeactually.blogspot.com/


+Lyme
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   Posted 12/20/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
If your disability is not necessarily physical -- ie; if your mental/cognitive issues prevent you from holding down a decent job, can you get disability?  I am making too many mistakes at work -- losing things, forgeting to do things, forgetting procedures, etc.  Plus, the negativity towards me in my small office (4) because of these issues, is beginning to affect my performance.  And even tho I don't really care that I work very closely w/ 3 women who dislike me, who insult me and often ridicule me, who creat theatrics over ever petty thing, it does affect my emotional state, (increases depression and anxiety, too)  which is then reflected in my ability to concentrate.
 
I often want to walk out and check into some kind of rehab, but I can't.  I have no other means of support.  So disability would not begin to support me either, but maybe some day I could move in w/ my parents and help care for  them at the same time.  Just maybe.
 
I'm kinda stuck w/ myself and often feel like running away.  Til I realize that this would really be more difficult than trying to hold down my job.....
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
 
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.


Razzle
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   Posted 12/21/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried for SSI but my Husband's income is too high to qualify.

There are no more appeals left on my application - was turned down all the times I can be turned down. I'd have to re-apply, but don't have enough medical evidence in my record to support the disability (most of the MD's I've seen have failed to properly document my physical condition, and most of them thought I was faking my poor health so would not help me nor would they document anything of substance in my record...).

I hope the rest of you have better luck with the application process than I did. I think my biggest mistake was not hiring a lawyer from the begining...but oh well...

Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.

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