Does anybody have knowledge or experience with filing for disability? I have no idea how it works, the process of applying, whether or not I will qualify, etc.
I really don’t want to even think about it, I keep putting it off, thinking I’ll get well enough to handle going back to work. But I’m at the point now that we’re suffering financially, and I just can’t handle working…I can’t barely handle cleaning my house.
I have really bad pain from neuropathy that makes it impossible to do the very physical job I have always done, vision problems, gastroparesis that keeps me nauseous and vomiting almost daily now, fatigue, and I’ve developed anxiety that threatens to cause me to become agoraphobic. I’ve lost my driver license due to the vision problems. I have other health issues as well, but these are the only ones that would effect me working.
I’ve been working hard the last couple of years to get healthy enough to handle working. Meds, diet, exercise. But I have not been able to make enough improvements.
The pressure is on from family and bill collectors for me to do something, anything. As much as I hate to do it, I’m thinking applying for disability is my only choice.
It’s been a year and a half since I last worked. I left my job sighting health problems. But have I waited too long to apply for disability? Would I even qualify? What do I need to do first?
I live in California.