Author Topic: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?  (Read 420 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2019, 10:36:46 pm »
There is no way she can get out to see a Dr. She has been in extremely severe WD for several years and is still tapering. Her savings have run out and a relative who is looking after her is struggling financially.

The only medical support she has is from an addiction specialist who prescribed her Benzos for tapering and who she consults with once a month on Skype.

I understand she would need to be assessed but this would have to be at home which must be possible for ppl who are too unwell to leave bed or their house etc.

It is no different here in the UK. I had to be assessed this year and they came to assess me at ho e but I was already on disability and just being moved to the new system and had good support I g documentation.

I am just trying to get more info on the USA system.

Does anyone have a link where I can look at the form?

Are there different kinds?

In the UK we have Employment  and Support allowance for if you are too unwell to work and Personal Independence Payment for extra costs associated with disability such as paying for care or transport.


It is hard to get these things here too - 1000s of sick and disabled ppl have killed themselves because of the UK system and nobody cares. We got our system by copying the US one.

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[Buddie]

Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2019, 11:05:54 pm »
Social care for people in the US is just, uncaring and dysfunctional. For a country that always idolizes our service members, we don't even take care of them. That alone should tell you it's no better. Wish I could tell you more but disability is insanely hard to get.

Hospitals aren't much better for people in our situation. My cousin works at the hospital as a social worker and she even says they do not treat benzo addictions/dependency. They will take care of alcoholics however.
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[Buddie]

Re: Anyone in USA successfully get Disability?
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2019, 01:01:46 am »
Trump won't get his way with what he's proposing.  I guess he just wants to get those who aren't truly disabled anymore back to work. 

SSDI was not easy for me to get at all.  I had to have tons of documentation from docs, shrinks, psychologists, etc.  Didn't have to see any of their docs, just had to see docs I was seeing and get their documentation.  I had to get a disability attorney who won the case for me.  Only if you have a limb off, etc will you be able to win SSDI by yourself, IMO. 
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