Thought I'd share my experience with everyone - and maybe rant a bit. I am on a private insurance policy for disability from my last job and yesterday a guy came to my house to do an interview and update their records. It took a long time - about
2 1/2 hours - with the usual on-going list of questions about
whether you can bend, twist, lift, etc., etc. He was very nice and considerate, but then at the very end, he pulled out a paper that had a narrative of findings by a private investigator who had investigated me. He proceeded to show me four different videos of me walking the dog, going to a coffee shop and driving down the highway. (They actually had watched the house eight times - about
two days a month, but four of those times I did not leave the house.)
I knew they did this kind of thing, but it was shocking and disturbing to know that someone was watching and video taping me and I had no idea. And that it will continue. I'm not doing anything wrong, not trying to hide anything - I've been straight with them, telling them I can go to the store, shop a little, walk my dog, do yoga, etc., but still... it just really bothers me. I guess they can do this legally, but I feel like I'm on the verge of having a meltdown and telling them what I think of it. It's not enough to deal with this blasted disease that most people don't believe in; you have to put up with this garbage! I hate being on disability!!