It sounds like you were diagnosed with lupus, tried to continue to work in some capacity from your home, and your condition has worsened and you just can't work. You might ask the lawyer about the work from home. My lawyer went in and spoke to the judge, and the judge sort of summarized. There were some questions they have to ask, but it was over pretty fast. The lawyers help make things comfortable. They are good at compromising to get you what you need. The other option is SSI, which is for people who didn't pay into disability but are disabled. It is less money I think, but they make decisions at the trial. I don't think you will have any trouble.
I hear northern judges are better than southern ones. My son just had a southern judge and the guy was like 90 and nuts, but he didn't have a good lawyer. Good lawyers make sure or at least try not to get you a crackpot. And he still has a chance to appeal even though the judge denied him, but he's trying to work.
I'll pray for you!
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn