I am on disability for my UC and Epilepsy.
I was fighting to keep my job and not go on disability.
I've had UC and epilepsy since 1979.
I'm from Canada and my employer of 30 yrs. has reccomended that I go on Disability (not my choice-fought against it for 4 yrs.and lost) through Sun Life Financial and it has been approved, it kicks in Feb/05. It might have been easier for me to qualify because I also have Ulcerative Colitis.
My employer has put me on medical retirement since April/04 with full salary until my disability insurance starts. The amount of my disability is 70% of my salary.
That's not so bad considering I am the main bread winner but thank god my wife works.
I agree that there are a lot of people out there that don't really need it but make up stuff so they can get benefits and not work. I'm only 48 yrs old and I'm not dying (yet)so maybe someone will hire me part time since my UC and EP has been in control (remission) for years.
Diagnosed with epilepsy and ulcerative colitis in 1979,
Been on meds ever since.