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ddnos posted:
I have found this to be a really good resource for when you may have questions about your disability benefits or even how to get on disability in the first place. He has little tricks of how one could get approved quicker. There is audio material that goes with most of the written stuff, making it easier for some to follow along.

So have a look at the site and see if it might be something for you or someone you know!

You can become a member for free, and no worries, it doesn't mean you get lots of junk mail from them!

Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
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Topaz03 responded:
Thank you so much! I am seriously considering this right now. I have been hanging on by a thread:( I am still hanging on though....I only work part time, but it is becoming so difficult..I keep saying I will apply. More than a few people tell me I should. On the other hand my therapist says no and I can do better stable with the right medicine. However, we had another therapist come to the home and she was taken back by how scattered I was and wanted to know if my therapist knew how bad I was. I said I don't believe that she does. My doctor says unless I'm crippled with depression and I am not, that I have no chance whatsoever.....
So..and then there is the guilt, but I believe that the time has come where I could use some thank you very much.

Each time I go to look at it, I get confused and I keep forgetting if it matters if my husband works...or if it just involves me?
rambling...I am going to look all this over now:)
ddnos replied to Topaz03's response:
Topaz, what your doctor said is not true, i.e. that unless you are crippled with depression, you have no chance of qualifying for disability.

Also, just because on disability doesn't mean you can't work part time - you just have to earn under the amount SS allows. I haven't listened to it yet, but on the above link, the first one says you can discover in 30 min or less if you qualify for disabilty. Again, I have not listned to that part yet, so I don't know if that is accurate or not, but it would be worth listening to, huh?

There is a lot of info on that site and would likely answer all the questions re disability that you have. You could also email them if you have more specific quesitons and they will reply.

Please don't let what other people say determine what you do about this. The worse that could happen if you apply is that you would not get approved, and even with that, you could appeal. But read and listen to the information on that site, I believe they could help a lot!

Disability just looks at you, not your husband.

Do what you believe you need to do regardless of what anyone else says. You know you best. Yes, being on disability can have its drawbacks such as lowered income, and even more, not having the structure and sense of contributing that employment can provide. It can take a lot of discipline, but either working (within the limits of social security) or volunteering, or keeping oneself occupied in other ways is very important to prevent sinking into depression.

Good luck
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown

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