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How Long After Being Diagnosed Did You Go On Disability

How Long After Being Diagnosed Did You Go On Disability

I know its different for everybody but what symtoms forced you to make the move

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

This goes more into question than answer. I know my PD is affecting my life. It is having a negative affect on my job. At this time I still am a positive team member however I find myself sliding to the back, not standing as tall as I use to and slipping in awareness. Anxiety rises too often, confusion what to do at times stalls projects. I compensate with my streagths, but my days are numbered. My question is what is the path for SS Disability? I have gone to the web site, PD and the mental effects qualify us, but it all seems so subjective. What can I do to help my position. How into my life do they delve into? I am worried (anxiety kicking in) about the process.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Are you a veteran ? If so, contact the local county VA rep. If not a vet. Go to ss office . You can discuss how to handle the process. Get an attorney. Some will do it and only get paid if you get your claim. Some local Bar Associations will find someone free. Don't give up.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

That about sums it up for me as well

posted over 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member I was diagnosed in 2011. I worked in accounts receivable office for a NC community college. I worked with an awesome group of people. They knew of my condition, and they cared for me, and helped me when the days were rough for me. I knew I could retire with ten years of service, and I was knocking on my tenth year. Because of my built up leave and vacation time, I was able to retire in September of 2014. I began my disability process in January of 2015. It took fifteen months for them to approve my disability. So, now I draw my SS, and my retirement. I signed up on line. Have a good night!

posted over 4 years ago
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