The process to apply for disability when living with psoriatic arthritis can be challenging to navigate. Have you ever applied for disability? What were your experiences like with the process? Was it difficult to come to that decision?
I'd love to hear about your experiences!
I applied after having to give up my career in medicine after 22 years. It took me a year just to decide to apply. When approval came through I was devastated as if this meant I was so much worse than I thought. I have been collecting for a year now and it is a blessing financially. I still struggle with the loss of identity going from full time provider to patient.
I applied several years ago and I was denied. What a ridiculous messed-up waste of time. Referred to So-called Dr's who did not even show up for the appointment. another one started off the appointment by telling me that he had no vested interest in anything and was not part of any organization that was. The social worker kept telling me that I had a good case and supposedly should get approved. I have my doubts that she knew what she was talking about It was a total was of my time and energy.
Hi @mskitty, I can understand why you would be so angry. I can hear your frustration with the whole experience you went through. I know that the process can be complicated, but it should not be a waste of time. There are ways to appeal a denial. I am sending over an article that explains the process, if you are interested. Wishing you all the best. Jill, Team Member
Jill Brodie, I am not sure who you are or what interest this is of yours but I went through the so-called process. and to get any kind of disability you have to be half-dead, or unable to function on your own. So I drug my ass up and hopefully, I can keep my body working until I can retire. I am quite sure that my time to appeal is over as this was several years ago.