hey, I went onto sdi first and applied for ssdi the same day, then I listened verbatim to what tsitodawg told me and gave me advice that worked perfectly, I was approved at 8 months, this is very critical, your dr's absolutely need to be on the same page as you. my lawyers sent them a questionaire form and asked them to write a narrative about
your disease at prognosis, the questionaire was really difficult for them to fill out, because they needed to know 1-10 level of pain, 1-10 level of fatigue, and other very personnal q's. they were both very happy for me to fill out that portion of the q, then there were 5 q's that I could not answer, those were the codes for our disease, and stage of disease, then my gi filled out the narrative, and sent to lawyers. nov 8th, accepted nov.18th. never a mention about
what you own, only that you can't work. now here is interesting part. I am an artist, but doing my artwork and being self employed without ins. was to scarry, because I was starting to flare like it was possible that surgery was close, i've had 4 surgeries, so I know, anyway I needed a job that payed decent and provided me and wife and daughter with ins. anyway I got a job being a casino dealer at local indian casino, I lasted 5 years, but i always did my artwork for extra income, but i took my name off of our business, but on the acceptance letter, they stated that if in the future I could go back to family business, let them know of income, they will deduct. I can do that work, not like I should but at least I'm home and if I don't feel good or have to run to br or lay down from gas pains I can, at least my ssdi almost pays our mortgage, bummer tho i was told I have to be disabled for 2 years before I can get medicare, will they make acceptance, dawg you know if I can appeal that part.