15 Apr 2012
Hello coopahdoop, & welcome to the site. That's a loaded question, because SSD is hard to get for anyone. If you are close to a retirement age it's easier, but the whole process is really long & hard. I have been on it for 22 years now, & was just moved to regular SS because of my age. It took me 2 years & appeals to get it & I have umpteen conditions where I should never have worked but did to raise my kids to adutlhood as a single mother. I haven't had hep c, but a liver problem that was similar. Really high enzymes that took tons of pain, & years to find the real cause, & a simple surgery fixed my problem. I don't know the rules about conditons, but all you can do is fill out the paperwork (or on internet or phone) & try. They usually deny you at first & then you have to appeal. You have to have a really good reason that you can't work.
Mine was a mutitude of problems, but mainly my bones were crumbling, & the meds they had me on at the time wouldn't allow me to think right & interreact with the public in what I did for work. Plus being a real estate loan officer at a bank, I had to type a lot & the bones in my wrists kept breaking It was my doctor that told me I had to stop working & get on disability, It wasn't my first choice! Good luck to you, & hopefully someone on it for that condition will answer you too... Mary
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Panic Disorder - Is anyone here in our group receiving Social Security Disability Benefits as I have
... been since 2000?
1 answer • 28 Jun 2010
I am 30 had many back surgeries and need my pain meds. I have been on them for 2 years and they have
... increased over that course. My last surgery left me disabled I went from 100k marketing job to stuck @ home 24/7 for over a year lost my job ...
7 answers • 22 Oct 2011
I'm 45 years old and need some basic information about how Medicare, not Medicaid works. I heard it consists of parts and that's about all ...
6 answers • 3 Aug 2012