There are many different factors they consider when evaluating SSDI. Each is different so you can not compare stories from Ohio with those from Iowa. I will tell you the SSD website lists diagnoses that top the list. Age is also a major factor for many states. It seems younger individuals are more likely to be turned down initially. My advise - document and save everything. The more information and the more you can document that you are unable to function in a work environment the better. They definately look at whether you can be retrained for a different type of position. Make sure you get copies all of all you medical records so that you know what your doctors have written about
you and your condition.
I applied online, provided all the documentation and then was called into the SSD office for an interview. Be very specific about
what you can and can not do. Do not generalize.
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Rare neurodegenerative /movement disorder called “Multiple System Atrophy”. Mobility issues,, neuropathic pain, spasticity, central apnea, collagenous colitis, pain, swallowing and respitory involvement, Implants: intrathecal pump & neurostimulator. Extra features: O2 & wheelchair
Post Edited (Stella Marie) : 7/31/2009 3:33:13 PM (GMT-6)