“image

How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

Applying for Social Security Disability with Cushing's syndrome



 
I came across a thread in a cushing's syndrome forum and the poster essentially said the following (paraphrased by me, of course): "I am having financial difficulty since my condition, cushing syndrome, prevents me from working. I am considering filing for disability with social security.

Now imagine the sound of screeching brakes or a phonograph needle being dragged across an old-fashioned record album.

I run across this sentiment all the time, in forums and in non-virtual life. And I always feel compelled to state the following---if you have a physical or mental impairment (or both) and your condition either A. prevents you from working or B. prevents you from working and earning substantial, gainful income, you need to file for disability.



And you need to do this immediately. Reason? The disability application and appeal process with social security is no cake walk. It takes a fair amount of paperwork and a LOT of time. Chances are, unless you are one of the lucky 30 thirty percent who will get approved for disability benefits on the first application, you will probably have to file a first appeal and then a second appeal (the first appeal is called a request for reconsideration and the second appeal is called a request for hearing). And both appeals together can easily consume two years or more of your time, making it very difficult for your survive financially.

So, if you think your condition disables you, don't just consider filing for disability benefits----contact your nearest social security office and advise them that you need to apply. They will at that point set up an appointment for you to be interviewed for a disability application.








Essential Questions

What is the Social Security Disability SSI list of impairments?

Can you work while getting or applying for Disability?

How Often Does Social Security Approve Disability The First Time You Apply?

Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved

What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?

What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?

Receiving a Disability Award Letter

Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability

Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

Applying for disability in your state



Most popular topics on SSDRC.com

Social Security Disability SSI Questions

The listings, list of disabling impairments

Can a mental illness qualify you for disability?

Disability Lawyers prevent unnecessary denials

How much Social Security Disability SSI back pay?

How to apply for disability for a child or children

Filing a Social Security Disability SSI application

Filing for disability - when to file

How to apply for disability - where to apply

Qualifications for disability benefits

How to Prove you are disabled and Win your Disability Benefits

Qualifying for Disability - The Process

How to get disability for depression

Getting disability for fibromyalgia

SSI disability for children with ADHD

What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?

Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability

Social Security Disability SSI Exam tips

More Social Security Disability SSI Questions

Social Security Disability SSI definitions

What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?



New and featured pages on SSDRC.com

Who can help me file for disability?




Related pages:

How to file for disability in Alabama
Social Security Definition of disability for a child
24 month waiting period and Social Security Disability
How your past work affects your Social Security Disability or SSI decision?
SSD, SSDI, SSI impairments list
Appealing a denial of Social Security Disability or SSI
How long does your condition have to last to qualify for disability?
What SSA means by disabled and disability
Filing for disability with psoriatic arthritis
Temporary Social Security Disability SSI
Social Security Disability SSI reviews
What does Social Security Disability SSI pay, how much?
How to file for disability in Maryland
Time on a Social Security Disability Decision
How to apply for disability for a child or children



These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

Social Security Disability attorneys and representatives
What is the status of your Social Security Disability or SSI case
Rules and requirements to apply for disability
Will I qualify for disability?
Apply for disability for any medical condition
Steps and Tips for requesting a disability hearing
If your disability claim is approved or denied
Social Security Award letter for SSD, SSI
Temporary Social Security Disability SSI
Social Security Disability SSI reviews
How social security evaluates attention deficit
Filing for disability with Post polio syndrome
Tips for Getting Disability Approved
How far back Social Security will pay SSDI or SSI
SSI award notices are received by approved claimants
Winning and getting disability with a mental condition
Getting disability for rheumatoid arthritis
Can you work if you get Disability?
Who qualifies for SSI and how
How to file for disability and where to apply
Conditions that may qualify as disability
Denied on a disability application
Answering questions at a Social Security Disability hearing








For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.