If you’re new here, check out the SSDI Application Adventures tag, as it’s an update to the saga.
When we last left off in May of last year, I had gotten a letter that my hearing request was submitted and it would be 8-10 months before I got a hearing date.
Well, since then we’d passed the two-year mark since I started this whole journey with the government. Yesterday I had gotten a call from my lawyer and he stated that my hearing was set for August. He then went on to say that I am not physically disabled enough in the eyes of the law, but my mental disabilities may just be “good enough” to pass me. However, the report that the psychologist I saw in February of last year wasn’t good enough and my lawyer is advising me to see another psychologist for a more thorough workup. Thing is, my insurance is ending in a week, as I turn 26 on the 3rd and as such, my medical gets booted. So, it’s going to cost me anywhere from $500 to $700 just to have my brain picked….again. As if the first time wasn’t stressful enough!
So I ended up applying for general assistance that will [hopefully.] give me Medicaid, food stamps and a bit of cash. I got a call from that office yesterday saying that they received my application and would be setting up an appointment to finish the rest of it. If I happen to get the GA, I may just forget pursuing the disability case because apparently no matter how disabled I may be, I’m not disabled enough in the eyes of the law.
I highly enjoy having conditions I certainly did not ask for. IT’S FUCKING PEACHY.
I would probably still be at my job now if I could do it, but I cannot.
Present me with work that doesn’t aggravate ANY of my conditions. Prove me wrong.
I highly doubt a job will let me lie down for a few hours on paid time because my “spoons” have been depleted.
Find me a job that lets me do that, and you might just have a deal.
For now, this entire thing is fucking bullshit and I’ve had it up to here.