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Gunzen
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 5/31/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
  I hope you guys are having a good day.  I have a question.  From what I hear from friends, state disabilty (california) only lasts one year, then all you get is social security.  But one person tod my wife, you could get permanent disabilty with a chronic disease (she has sickle cell anemia).  I am currently working a very strenuous job, and attending school at night.  I fear that my MS may progress before I graduate, and want to know how long I can get disability untill I teach?  Any ideas?  Thanks again, and I hope you are as well as you can be.  I have been off for a few days, a bit troubling.

uppitycats
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   Posted 6/1/2007 4:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Gunzen said...
Hi All,
  I hope you guys are having a good day.  I have a question.  From what I hear from friends, state disabilty (california) only lasts one year, then all you get is social security.  But one person tod my wife, you could get permanent disabilty with a chronic disease (she has sickle cell anemia).  I am currently working a very strenuous job, and attending school at night.  I fear that my MS may progress before I graduate, and want to know how long I can get disability untill I teach?  Any ideas?  Thanks again, and I hope you are as well as you can be.  I have been off for a few days, a bit troubling.
Sorry, I'm not in California and can't be specifically helpful, but here is an official website that explains the program: http://www.edd.ca.gov/direp/diind.htm
 
You're actually better off than lots of people; I live in a state where no such program exists at all.  A worker might have disability insurance through his employer, but those programs aren't consistent, and many don't have them.  All that is left is private insurance, or social security.
 
Good luck to you.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


rhondab
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   Posted 6/1/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Gunzen

I'm down in Mississippi and don't know about CA either, but down here we have permanant and long term disability. Uppity gave u a great link and that should help, but others will be along as well to offer input. Some members here are from CA and may have direct info for u. Take care and let us know how u are!!
rhonda
Co-Moderator, MS Forum
 
*~*Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~*


Gretchen1
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 6/2/2007 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Gunzen,

I live in California but I can't help you. Do you pay into disability insurance through your job? I am a state credentialed teacher and that makes me ineligible for SDI. My options, if I cannot work are early retirement or disability retirement.  Those are options offered by my employer and not the state.  Good luck.

Sunny?? Do you have any information??

love and prayers,


Gretchen
 
diagnosed: MS  July 2006
rx: copaxone


Sunnycitrus
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   Posted 6/2/2007 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Gunzen,

 

I live in CA too, but my disability insurance is through a private insurance company my former employer uses, so I am not very familiar with CA state disability/fed social security either. I have a very basic (and hopefully not inaccurate…lol) understanding of how this all works. Basically, you can have CA Short Term Disability for up to 52 weeks, and then need to apply for Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income (federal programs) for further coverage. http://www.ssa.gov/disability/

 

 I believe that applying for SSDI is often quite a lengthy process, and people are frequently turned down the first time they apply. You are only eligible for SSDI if you have worked for a certain number of years (paid into it long enough), otherwise you can apply for SSI, which is a needs-based program and has income restrictions. I am not totally clear on the finer details of how this all goes together, but it is my understanding that yes, anything beyond 52 weeks and you are dealing with the federal government (social security), not the state. I do know that there are non-profits out there that will help you with these kinds of questions, as well as assistance with your application(s).

 

Best of luck to you.

Sunny


CeceliaSky
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 6/2/2007 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm in the process of filing for SSDI. It began with the depression and pain. I now have the MS diagnosis added to the mixture. It's a long road, but I have a really good disability attorney. Of course, this is long term government disability  and I worked enough and have enough "work credits" to qualify. For this it has to be proven that you cannot work for at least a year if not longer.

bayoub2
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2861
   Posted 6/16/2007 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear MS folks-
     I am usually on Fibro or CP boards, but recently got a "probably MS' dx, like so many of you.
     Re disability. Rhonda, I, too live in Mississippi, in Bay St Louis Katrina Land! There is no state disability that I am aware of-only thru employers or paid insurance. My family has been struggling thru the loss of EVERYTHING to Karina, while I have been battling SSI for almost 2 years, this is normal, Still have 6 months to 1 year til I see a ALJ judge. So, to folks in othe states with disability plans, use up everything you can and start your SSI application ASAP.
     Nice to be here, Lots of good info-had an MRI for a concussion and ended up with maybe MS,,,have a spinal tap in 2 weeks and another MRI of legs and back and consult w" another neurologist. I am sooo tired of MD appts!! I want my life back-lol.
     Talk to u soon Maggie

Marie-Claire
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   Posted 7/3/2007 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
hi bayoub2,
Sounds like you are in for a lot of unpleasant tests. Hang in there...there will be answers soon.These wonderful folks at Healing well, no matter what board you tap into, are always here to listen and help. It really doesn't matter what chronic disease you're dealing with when it comes to people who can understand how frustrating, how disruptive, how discouraging it can all be.......you will find courageous and determined people on each one of these boards. I know they sure help me pull my spirits up when I need it.
Know that there are love and prayers going your way...
Mary (aka Marie-Claire)
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.
 
 


Motown John
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 475
   Posted 7/9/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Monday p.m.
 
Very good evening, Gunzen:
 
Wow.  You sure have a lot on your table.  A lot.
 
...as  they say in current sports vernacular, ...you 'da man!!!
 
John
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