POTS and Disability
Posted 06 October 2005 - 09:35 AM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 09:56 AM
welcome! i recognize your name from the NDRF forum (i read & occassionally post there) but am glad you found your way here too. i'm in a similar situation right now; my LTD (through my employer) required that i apply for SSDI so i did so in June & b/c i moved from one state to another things were delayed a bit, so i too just filled out the oodles of supplemental questionaires. my mom just filled one out (about me) as well.
you may want to do a search for disability (search feature is on the upper right hand corner of the screen) as you'll find a lot of former discussions & a wide range of experiences. here are two to get you started:
i'm guessing though that the poll is a bit "off" in terms of actual statistics b/c it is actually very common to be denied initially. most people are approved at some level of appeal, but there is a wide variety, esp as individuals on the site vary widely in terms of severity of symptoms. different states are a bit different too.
if you haven't already, the ssa.gov website has a lot of thorough info about the process itself as well. regardless, i'm definitely finding the process to be tedious!
Posted 06 October 2005 - 01:31 PM
Hang in there.
Posted 06 October 2005 - 01:55 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 02:01 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 02:41 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 03:59 PM
It stands for Disability Insurance Issues. Good luck.
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:37 PM
It's my understanding the gov't wants these exams because the med records are incomplete or conflicting. It's stupid, though. How can you not have conflicting medical records when not many doctors are educated about dysautonomia and all have their own opinions as to your diagnosis?!
Best of luck,
Posted 06 October 2005 - 08:42 PM
Anyone have any insight or direction for me? We just need to make sure we maintain insurance coverage.
Posted 06 October 2005 - 08:57 PM