Joy, I am about to have a disability request put in for my student loans. They ask the same type of questions. I know that the "can they recover" question is all about timing. For my loans to be forgiven, I have to have been unable to work for 60 months prior to the request and 60 months afterwards. To me, his answer was more political than medical. I think by recover, he meant able to get to the point that you can work again - not that you would be cured of the problems. As for the 'has the patient complied?' question, I bet he read it as completed (I know I did at first). I would ask him and if this is the case, see if he can fill the form out again, but be a little more specific with time frame and correct the 'complied' question.
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