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   Posted 3/27/2006 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
     I was curious if anyone has attempted to receive disability , due to asthma. I live in Calif. and have been diagonosed with acute Asthma and have not been able to work , any suggestion would be helpful.

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   Posted 3/27/2006 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
To see if you qualify for Social Security Disability you can take a look at this website.  Asthma is on the list of disabilities.
You can also apply for disability online here:
Getting Social Security disability can be a challenge but if you truly can't work because of a disability, then it would be worth the hassle.  I do know that you will have to get a lot of documentation to support your claim.
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   Posted 4/22/2006 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
well asthma shouldnt keep you from doing anything

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   Posted 4/24/2006 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi wood, I have had Asthma for about 27 years, I inherited it from my Dad is what I've been told by the doctors. Mine affects me in the cold weather, hot/humid weather and I just use my inhaler to help me through the days the are rough. Does your doctor have you on medication that helps you with your Asthma such as Advair, a nebulizer, daily inhaler, etc? I also have wood floors in my home, leather couches, no nick nacks, I launder my sheets, towels, etc. in hot water with detergent that is organic, I vacum heater/air conditioning vents. I know this seems to be a lot of work but it truly does help. The type of enviroment that you're in really affects you. I know at work, it's hard to control it but at home, you can really do a lot to help yourself and your condition. I'm basically a clean freak because of my condition and plus I have a sick husband at home as well. I know Asthma can be miserable but there are a lot of things you can do to help with it in your environment.
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   *Shel in New Mexico, USA*

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 5/3/2006 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Wood
  I was diagnosed with Adult onset Asthme When I was in my mid fifties
and progressivly had gotten worse as I continued to work.At 57 I was told that I could no longer work at my job in a factory. I have not worked since. I have applied for SS Disability. I have been through the process to the point of having had a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge some 3 months ago. I am waiting for his findings. This has taken about 3 and 1/2 years. I am told that this time frame is quite common. I am also told that my case is very winnable. So if you are thinking of going for disability through Social Security be prepared for a long wait. I could also give you a horror story about State Disabilty. The jist of both is that it is a long process where you are in for a lot of frustration. However I think that it is possible if you have the patience and financial ability
Good luck ;

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   Posted 5/13/2006 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi All,

I just wanted to jump in and tell you first hand with dealing with social security disability for my husband, who at the age of 41 had a massive heart attack, an attorney is finally the one who got him his benefits.  Now this is a man that only has 10 to 15 percent of heart function left.  The attorney was able to push my husbands case ahead.  Of, course in PA you get back the monies minus the 6 month waiting period.  However, it can be a financial strain.  I would advise anyone to get an attorney, even though we had to pay him 25 percent of award (what a silly term) with a cap of $5000.00.  We tried to do it alone, even with Dr's help, but no avail.  It is not an easy process, and when you are not feeling well, it makes matters worse.  Who would not rather be healthy and live a normal life?  Best wishes for all of you that need SSD and may you get what is needed in a short time.  Hugs to all.  Derby

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