my pdoc put me on state disability for from 3 to 6 months I am 59 and i wonder if i will ever go back to my job. or should i even go back i am very depressed and anxious now. i am on meds what will my outcome be should i just continue on state disability for one year then try for social security disability. I plan on collecting my benefits at age 62
Your health is more important than anything else. More important than work and more important than money. Take the disability you can get for now and see how you feel after resting. If you still need government assistance, don't hesitate. It is only three years and you'll be 62 years old and you can leap what you've planted. Don't feel bad being on assistance.
My guess is that if you take this time to heal, you will be able to go back to work if you want to. If you don't want to go back to work, that is OK too. It is all in the way you feel.
I have been on some form of government assistance for my Bi polar and AIDS since 1999 and when I get better I look for work and if I cannot work, I go back on assistance. It has been a lifesaver and there is no shame on being on assistance.
I too am in that boat. I was dinied twice and now in appeal at the hearing office wating for a cort date. I applied and been out of work since two years ago April. Long time eh? But, I think now I have enought wrong with me that passing is not going to be a problem. I am 60 years old and just afraid that are trying to pospone this till I am 62 so they don't have to back pay me for almost 3 years!
Click on my name and look at my profile. That should say everytning. I got three letters from all three specialists saying I can not work.