April 16, 2007 at 10:54 pm

SSD is an amount awarded to a disabled person based on the number of quarter hours worked & the amount is based pretty much on what one was making. SSI is for those who have low income eligibity & not many assetts. That being said, the main thing is that your doctor, preferably your neurologist, is willing to state or write a letter to the effect that you are unable to work at all for at least 12 months. If you were a construction worker, that does not mean that you would get disability just because you can no longer do that kind of work (as many so-called healthy people can’t.)

Let us know more about what kind of work you did before, as well as for how long. We would also need to know how the CIDP has affected you in order to help you out. For me it was easy, as I had rapidly become a quadrplegic in a few weeks time, & was refractory to all of the standard treatments. Usually a significant amount of disability must be present in order to qualify.