In the last week I was happy to learn that I am now on disability through Social Security. I didn’t want to apply because I had long-term disability through my former employer but I had to to, it was in the fine print. The private insurance disability will still have to pay 10% of what they have been paying until I am 65, if I remain disabled. I applied back in June, so it was three months, my wife says that’s record time. I feel a little less stressed, so I thank the Lord Jesus for his provision. I am sure it helped that I had a burst, compression fracture back in May when I fell down stairs at my in-laws. I am glad now that I had to apply for Social Security.
The older one is the easier it is to get SSD, as the govt. tends to assume that anyone over 50 would be considered unemplyable after age 50 (in a new job.) At least that’s what they told me when I got it at age 49, although almost 10 years later I am still unable to work (wear AFOs & use a cane to walk,) hands still bad (type with 2 fingers yet,) but most importantly I need to sleep about 10-12 hours a day to even feel half normal. Congrats on getting disability, as there will be less stress in your life now.
Johnny 3, God bless you and your family as you deal with this terrible illness, and I am so glad that He has provided this SSD for your need. You have certainly been through a lot of suffering in the process. Hope things are somewhat easier for you now, and there will be less stress and financial worry.
I know how hard it is to cope with it, almost 58 yrs. old myself. I am trying to hang on as long as possible, and mostly living off my savings now, because I have almost no employment and wages. Hoping to make it to age 65 and my Old Age Pension, but it’s sure getting awfulluy tough to cope. Don’t want the docs to torture me anymore and cause further damage with their ‘tests’, as they’ve already done; and I don’t have resources or transportation for the extensive/expensive medical runaround for disability processing.
Oh well, what will be, will be.