Reply To: Social Security Disability
I had no trouble getting SSD, but I had just recently been discharged from hospital, could barely walk with a cane, had noticeable tremors, and was only a year and a half from the full retirement age of 66. Being close to retirement age helps. You also have to be able to document your medical condition. It may be a little too early for you.
I got state disability before I qualified for SSD. The state program was limited to one year. If your layoff was related to your medical condition, that may be an option.