go to www.socialsecurity.gov (assuming you are in the USA)
You will find the criteria for disability is something like the following (please check the exact def'n)
Medical condition or combination of conditions resulting in your being unable to work, having lasted or expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death.
In my opinion it comes down to the medical documentation. They are going to look at your medical records to make the decision. A simple note from the doctor stating "this person cannot work" will not get you disability. Social security also does NOT do partial disability. You're either disabled according to their rules or you're not.
With that in mind, maintain supporting documentation and be prepared to stay on top of SS to insure they receive the documentation and that the doctors send the documentation to SS. Also remember to include anything like mental health problems, depression, anxiety etc. as it can be a combination of conditions resulting in your inability to work - which they will define as 'substantial gainful employment' - which i believe is currently about
$900+ per month.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
~Interested in finding a cure/making sense out of U.C. and philosophical and psychological aspects of UC and "Stress" and Personal Development issues with Chronic Illnesses.