Image via WikipediaOk - well after years of contemplating the idea, my doctor and I decided to submit the paper work for disability. There was do doubt in my mind that it would be approved and I would no longer have to worry about the stress and mood swings that all to often come with trying to hold down a job. I had 3 Psychologists and Psychiatrists behind me who believed wholeheartedly that I could not work.
What I received instead was a letter from the SSI people that - now pay attention - "You have not worked enough to collect Disability." I sat and read the letter again - I have not worked enough? WELL DUH!!!! That was the point!
So, here we find a Catch 22 situation - in order to collect disability I have to work,
but I can not work, so I can not collect disability until I work.
And they think MY mind is confused! Ha!
So what do I do now? Work part=time for a friend of mine who understands my illness and will work with me when I need some time to regroup and get my feet back on "solid ground." It is frustrating and I know I could fight it - my brother-in-law is a lawyer, but do I want to go through all that crap?
I am trying to understand the stupidity of it all.