I am 20 years old with a 8 month old daughter . I suffer from ptsd, anxiety , manic depression,DID, and insomnia . I applied for ssi almost 6 months ago. I suffer from amnesia , and went there at first for adhd because i wasn't even sure why life had always been difficult . I have never held down a job longer than three months and I'm financially in the negative. Luckily i have a man, father of my girl, that stands strong beside me. But he is unable to work because he is becoming depressed. And i know its my fault . He has to emotionally push me everyday. My daughter is the reason i keep going, but no possible way i could even attempt to try to work again. I have a huge fear of people. I'm scared i won't become approved because believe it or not, i cannot talk about my problems face to face to many because i mess up so much. I have moved states , to ky, during my healing time, and last week went to a mental status exaim. Anyone have suggestions?
Hi, Niki! You're going to have to make an appointment at a Social Security office. If a doctor certifies you, you're eligible for Disability and Medicare coverage. You can apply also for Single Mother Assistance and various aid programs for your infant daughter.
Niki, none of this is your fault. You have nothing to feel guilty or ashamed about. Think about your daughter and do it for her.
Medicare will cover psychiatric care for you ~ you deserve to be happy and your child deserves a mother who can care for her properly.
Best wishes, WCV
I agree, your family deserves to be happy. 8 mths, such a fun busy age and so much growth happens at this time, it's a joy to be a part of it.
SSI comes way sooner then SSDI but it doesn't sound like you've had enough employment to go qualify for that. To get the support you need medically you'll have to make some contacts. PTSD is a horrible condition, but hopefully with medicare you can manage all of your psychological issues.
All the best to you! (Baby steps still keep you moving forward),celebrate your strengths and try not to be so down on yourself, you didn't ask for these issues.
I will tell you I got hurt at work in 2011 and was put on light duty for 90 days after that I was told I could no longer work in the office, so I applied for disability. I also have meiners disease, anxiety, agrophobia, panic attacks and my back is permanently messed up. I was denied with my first application even though I was approved for Medicaid. I had worked at my job for almost 20 years. I had to appeal and just went in front of an ALJ on the 22nd. I have been on Valium, Zoloft you name it they've tried almost everything to find out I'm allergic to SSRI'S. So now with that being said I've been on Valium 10 months and I'm on a high dose and it still doesn't help and I have depression and I don't sleep well. So I had to wait almost two years to get my appeal hearing and now I'm waiting on that decision which could take 90 days. If I'm denied again then I will have to take it to a higher appeal and wait again.
I have all kinds of MRI'S, CT scans paperwork from all my dr's and they had a occupational specialist there and said I could be a fast food worker or a dispatcher or a dowel inspector whatever that is but I can't do any of those jobs because I can't sit or stand for a period of more than 15 minutes plus with my meiners I can't look down or up without getting dizzy or lightheaded and I hardly ever leave the house because I developed severe anxiety. I made it to the hearing because I took 10 mg of Valium prior to going but I was so wore out by the end of it I came home and slept from the stress. It takes a lot anymore to be approved. I'm praying that I get it because I also have a son and I'm single. I live with friends right now because I haven't had any income since jan 2013. I split with my spouse because there was no understanding my condition and it was always why do U complain so much? I hope this helps just giving you the facts of what I've been through. Hang in there and enjoy your baby they grow up way too fast.
First of all I'm going to be straight up with you. Social Security is not easy to get! They will most likely deny you at first, this is done to 80% of the applicants, for the reason that many who are faking it or know they won't make it through the process, which is lengthy and arduous, will just drop off. So if you and your doctor both agree you qualify for Permanent Disability, then hire an attorney who handles Social Security Claims, they work on contingency basis only, meaning they will take generally 4% of your back pay check. First though you're going to need a doctor to verify that you are unable to work due to the reason you will be stating on the Social Security Forms! Without that I just don't see you being approved. I've done this for myself, after I've had 13 spinal surgeries, can't walk hardly, sit for more than 15 mins, stand more than 5 mins and was still turned down.
took me 2 years with my doctors 100's of pages of evidence and my attorney's help to get approved. I've also gotten my husband approved who suffers from Congestive Heart Failure, after he was first turned down, even though again his doctor said with his heart there is no way he can work. He's got a pacemaker and defibrillator in him. We hired an attorney, although this attorney was a joke, so I did all the work he should have done, even writing to our council member for help and within 6 months he was approved, but we still had to pay 4% to the attorney. Anyway, you say you have a fear of speaking to people about your problems, well not to be blunt, but if you want Permanent Disability and other forms of aid for you and your daughter, you're going to have to get back up from a doctor. Especially for mental disabilities! It's not something they can look at and say oh yeah he/she is missing an arm or leg and can't do this or that. It's mental and therefore they will really review it. So first I'd find a doctor who's on board with your diagnosis and also feels work is out of the question permanently, now you could probably get temporary disability, but since you haven't worked I don't know how that works. Anyway, after you get a doctor to agree that you qualify call an atty. who specializes in Permanent Disability and they will do all the paperwork for you, but since you've already turned in the first set of paperwork you may have to wait for that denial. Not sure check with the atty. you contact. Like I said though, it's not easy and you've got to be patient! Every state is different too. I live in CA where the general wait time is up to 3 years, so you've got to be proactive and assertive to get it quicker. Remember, the greasy wheel gets the oil. I was calling and bugging them constantly! God bless and good luck, honey!
If you have a paper trail with a psychiatrist and have a diagnosis of PTSD as well been on medication for quite awhile you will have a good chance getting disability on a clinical depression claim. If you can have someone go in with you to your social sec appt and let them do a lot of talking on your behalf as well have friends and family write letters for you of what they know about your disability. Do all what I suggested and you have a good chance winning your claim.
Good luck.. I shall keep you in prayer... pamee
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