Haven't been on here in a few months but saw this thread today and had to reply. I am totally disabled and draw SS disability. I have good days and bad, about one good per week. I worked 45 years, paying SS each year and for app. 40 of those I worked in pain. For the first year of my disability I had to pay ALL my medical bills including medicine. No one would insure me and I did not qualify for any assistance. Damn right, I think I deserve my little disability check but would trade it with the pain to any of you for your good health. You can keep your income but don't plan on having it for long.
ps. I would also like to add that you have to be out of work (disabled) for 6 months before you can even apply for disability.
Last edited by WoodsEdge; 04-26-2005 at 02:35 PM.