Yes, I’ve filed for disability. Let me tell you, so far, it’s been one hell of a ride. First of all, they tell you to go online, print out the paperwork, fill it out and send it in. I did that, and while I was getting the information,(doctor’s notes, procedures, diagnosis’) I found out that you can also fill all the paperwork online then submit it once you have it completed. Of course, I had most of the information filled out before I knew I could do it online. Once I completed the paperwork online, I hit the submit button and off it went.
Several weeks go by and I get a phone call stating that they had received the paperwork and they, in turn, had sent it to the appropriate people. I thought I had already done that. Oh well.
Another week or so goes by and I get a letter in the mail telling me that I’ve got to go see one of their doctors. I was expecting this. I had to send the letter back to them stating that I was to keep the appointment. The week before the appointment I got another reminder about the appointment.
The doctor was a psychiatrist. I had to see him because of the memory issues I guess. He asked a lot of questions regarding my health, my daily routine and of course, my memory. After about thirty minutes or so he was done. Now the waiting continues. Oh I know this could take years before I hear anything and it will probably end up being denied. I understand that. Of course, I willl apeal it.
Life goes on.