Like Ides said: There are TWO types of Disability here in the U.S
SSI and SSD
SSD you will probably not get. You must have a certain amount of work credits/history...think its 3ys but don't hold me to that.
SSI ....requires ZERO work history.
I was on SSI when I was 18yrs old. I was DX when I was 12yrs old.
I was on it for a few years until I was well enough to work. I worked for appr 8 yrs until I started to flare badly.
I had to quit my job as a USPS City Carrier and then apply for SSD. I was innitialy denied but won on appeal.
You can get on disability at a young age.
Sick is Sick. Does not matter if you put in time or not.
However SSI, you will get less money than SSD.
Good luck to you.
34 yr old Male from NYC, DX with Crohn's in oct of 1987
Resection in 1990
Switching to Remicade, Aug 6th. 2009
Entocort 3mg 3 pills each morning.
Currently on Humira pen shots, 40mg weekly. Cipro 2x a day.
Anemic again, Start Iron infusions August 31.