My father is bipolar and he collects ssi for his illness. I am not too sure how long of a process they go thru to determine what you will get but I know that my dad does get it, so it is something to look into if you feel that it is something for you. Good luck, hope this helped some.
I recieved ssi exactly 5 months from applying . As long as you have all your papers in order, addresses of clinics, drs., etc they won't have to delay it by asking you for more info.
My appt with the state psy. Was 3 months after applying. This was in illinois tho.
I lived in IL as well. Can you please tell me how you got an appt with the state psy? I am unemployed and I can't work due to bipolar. I am running out of my meds and am really afraid what will happen with they run out.
I applied for ssdi at the very end of september and I have bp. I have a 6 year old child that I have to care for, but I am unable to work.
A friend of mine has been receiving cash from public aid ever since she applied for ssdi 2 years ago and she is still fighting for them to approve her case. My case worker and her supervisor says that I am not eligible for cash benifits. I live in illinois and so does my friend. Does anyone know what I can do to fight this or at least find out why this is happening??
Ssi & ssdi are based on income. If your income is above thier cutoff and your friends is lower that might be why you are not eligble. Make your caseworker give you a straight answer as to why in your situation you are not eligible.. Hope this helps a little bit.
Actually SSDI unlike SSI is not based on income. It is true however, that you need enough work credits to receive benefits. If you are under age 23 and can prove you have a disability you can apply under your parent's record. This is what my attorney told me. Also document your history of mental health hospitalizations or Dr.'s visits and your diagnosis. My Dr. wrote a letter that helped me. Because I receive financial aid from my family I do not qualify for SSI but I do for disability. You may want a free consult with an attorney who specializes in this field and get their opinion on whether or not you have a case. Best wishes!
I am 36 and I applied for ssdi in 12/2003 and was told I was approved in 12/2004. It is now 1/18/05 and I am still waiting for them to tell me how much I am getting and when it will start, but I do have a letter stating I have been approved. I live in indiana. You can go online to http://www.Ssa.Gov/disability/ and actually apply for disability online. I did this and I was able to send everything in that they needed and fill all the forms out online. I only had to go out once and have a evaluation visit and 3 months after that I was declared disabled.
I live in Florida and have been waiting over 2 years for SSD. I it now in the hearing office and they say that here are so many that have inroled that they are only up to 2006. I applied in Jan 2005 but the go by the day date you filed for your court hearning. I filed that in November of 1007 after being denied twice. It is a long road when you are out of work. I have so much wrong with me, I have letter from all my specialist which cover mental illness to back injury and they all say there is nothing I can do as far as work goes. My memory is failing me too. I have several white matter leisons in my brain ( hardening of the arteries). My doctors have covered all bases and therefore there is nothing I can work at without overiding my possible SSD future.
CarolDiane, I imagine you may have read the articles on the government site. That is terrible, the only promising thing I could gather is that according to the articles they say they expect to clean up backlog by september 2008. It must be so frustrating. Unfortunately from what I can gather certain states have sped up the process and of course FL is not one of them. I do hope they hit the target date of September for you and so many others they have put on hold. Good Luck!! I am recently diagnosed BP but recieved my disability for post-polio. I was very fortunate to be approved the first time, my doctor didn't even hold much hope for me to get approved!! I was also lucky that it was five years ago and it took only 6 months to approve.
It is sad to hear of so many people that are ill from bipolar and other sickness as well. I live in spam unapproved and have been recently diagnosed with bipolar 2. I recieve a support pension of wich I'm very grateful for although its not much. I'm trying to get some compensation so I can lve without too many financial hassles but there is a lot of red tape that in itself will give you bipolar if you dont already have it. Anyway to all you lovely people out there surviving the terrible illness of bipolar and other illness all the best and please try and keep your chin up, as there is light at the end of the road.
I'm 22 yrs of age, want to know will you get social security for bipolar ? Is it a long process to decide or what?
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There is a website for those wanting to apply to Social Security for disability. There is nothing that says you can't apply if you're bipolar, manic depressive. Basically, want you're trying to say is you -- because of the illness -- are unemployable.
who are you to judge biplolar people?? you have no idea what we go thru!! it must be nice for you to live a happy life and not deal with the day to day struggles we deal with!!!you must need to get a life for being so interested in this site and not even have no buisness in here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can, my dad did. He had been working up until his late 40s though and they just determined he couldn't work anymore. It is kind of a long process because they don't want to give it to people unless they have to. Get a good lawyer.
Im diagnosed with bipolar 2 and gad they finally sent me to a state doctor and after an hour of talking a answering her questions she definatley agreed i had an illness with bipolar is this goog for the determination or does she not play that big of a part in the decision making
Tweetiedee 2003, may I ask who is judging you on this forum. I read through the posts and may have missed something but I did not find a post that was insulting. Please let me know who you feel made you feel this way.
I was diagnosed 5 years ago with bi-polar disorder. Since that time I also have suffered a severe back injury. Just two weeks ago had major surgery, part of my colon removed.
I wanted to apply for disability, but I lost my daughter July 4th, 2008. In her last will and testament she gave me full guardianship of my grandson. I sincerely was worried to bring up the fact that I did suffer from this illness because the last thing I wanted to do was lose getting full guardianship of my grandson. He is the glue that keeps me together.
In Michigan it is difficult to get disablity, you need so much proof, first of all that you are unable to work or hold down a job, of course paperwork from you psychiatrists, I have not seen one for over 4 years. My current medications work really well, so I only see my internist and he writes all my prescriptions. I do have medical proof of my back injury, the MRI reports, and of course the surgery I just have had.
I recently read on my yearly report from the government that I do not have enough work past to cover disablity payments. I dont understand because many young people who have this diablity have not paid ssa or ssi taxes. This is not to say that they dont deserve them. I wish I could get benefits because along with my health issues and my mental disability it would make life so much easier. If anyone can give me information I would appreciate it. I am not worried now that stating I am bi-polar will affect my guardianship of my grandson. It is not something they consider. At the time we were worried the non-existant father would come forward just so he could collect the small amount of ssa my grandson gets as survivor benefits.
i to was diagnosed 5 yrs ago,i have a herniated disk and pinched nerves,also had heart attack in 2000,in 2008 i started having problems breathing and my feet swell plus that nerve feels like im having a stroke,i have not been able to work since than,and ive been turned down 3 times im in florida,the hospital physicians regional,said my heart cant be fixed and i need a new one,im now out of money i sold everything i worked for and my bipolar is kicking in ive been trying to get help i have a family and im about to lose it