Hello Chartreux, I read your post on the problems you are having with SSD. Sadly I cannot help with that, but I can explain SSI to you which is what I receive each month, once a month. I will tell you its not even close to the amount of income needed to keep a roof over your head, eat, get electricity etc.
When my disability was about to run out with my job, I applied for SSI. Actually the first time I applied I was turned down flat. So the second time I got a lawyer, I dont know the laws where you are from, but here the deal is, once a lawyer (these are lawyers who only do SSI cases, and there are thousands of them) so once the lawyer reviews your medical if they take your case, you have already won. These lawyers work on the concept that if they dont win the case, they dont get paid. So if the lawyer takes your case you are in.
My lawyer began in Feb. of 2001 by June 2001, my case was done, I received a lump sum payment because they have to pay you back from the first time you submitted your case. My lawyer had set me up with medicare, and sent me 2000.00 he claimed he was overpaid my Social security.
I worked my entire adult life until I became disabled, therefore I paid into social security for a very long time. And for anyone who thinks this is a lot of money I get paid once a month. Well lets just say "walk in my shoes one day". I am not sure why SSD was never even an option for me. At this point it doesnt matter.
I know I didnt give you any information you could use, but maybe you can check into SSI.
Hope you are having a low pain day and many many more
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson