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EmoAngel99

616d

I've been so burnt out during jobs and never seem to be able to hold one. Should I try for disability or keep trying when it keeps ending up bad in the long run?

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    • RogueDream

      599d

      I have several mental illnesses and they refuse to give me ssi and I have no idea why, they just say I have meds so I should be able to manage and cope with my mental health, which that’s not true it just gives you where it takes the edge off so your not a mess. I would recommend giving it a try and most times it’s best to have a lawyer apply for you because mental health is hard for them to approve since it’s not visible physically so they sometimes will just reject the claim. I’ve been denied like 5 times now and just gave up until I found a great lawyer who knows more what they are doing because I can’t keep a job with all I have and my schizophrenia is getting worse day by day and I can’t work with what happens with my symptoms too.

    • RogueDream

      599d

      I have several mental illnesses and they refuse to give me ssi and I have no idea why, they just say I have meds so I should be able to manage and cope with my mental health, which that’s not true it just gives you where it takes the edge off so your not a mess. I would recommend giving it a try and most times it’s best to have a lawyer apply for you because mental health is hard for them to approve since it’s not visible physically so they sometimes will just reject the claim. I’ve been denied like 5 times now and just gave up until I found a great lawyer who knows more what they are doing because I can’t keep a job with all I have and my schizophrenia is getting worse day by day and I can’t work with what happens with my symptoms too.

    • Vibesbyangel

      599d

      I’ve been denied for disability 3 times even with a lawyer and humiliated in court over the last decade. Two states. Bpd is a recognized condition but disability lawyers often just fight to keep sick people from getting help and it really sucks. I’ve struggled with jobs my whole life and I’m not lazy, don’t hate working, none of it… we can’t do what we can’t do you know? Sorry for what you’re going through :(

    • Snailboi

      616d

      I didn’t work for a year which was really difficult for those who were paying my bills but it really let me get into the nitty gritty about what I needed most. I went back to work this year and have been able to keep the same job for 8 months! However, the big boss called me a two headed monster and there’s been a lot of disrespect toward me… it’s made me so stressed I had a stroke like panic attack. I think about going on disability everyday and just working on the things that make me happy

    • Sparkle_Lion

      616d

      I'm in Illinois. I applied in March and I'm still waiting to be approved. My account says the process takes 247 days normally tho.

    • Sparkle_Lion

      616d

      I STRUGGLED keeping my last job. Through BPD, depression, anxiety, PTSD. I missed so many days. All vaca was for me just to deal with me. It was awful. I felt like I didn't have a life beyond work because I was so exhausted from it I couldn't do anything else but sleep. Meds made it better. But one day I just started crying at my desk for no reason after a really positive change had happened and I was done. I never went back and went for disability. Sometimes I hate it. Hate not feeling productive. But overall I feel better. I can actually take care of myself now. I can have bad days and it's ok now. It's a really tough choice to make, but I think it was best for me.

      • jinxmurphy

        616d

        @Sparkle_Lion how long did it take for you to get approved?! (N if it's not TOO personal what state?!?)

    • jinxmurphy

      616d

      BPD isn't one of the qualifications for disablility unfortunately, I have it along w issues that do qualify me for it and even then I've been waiting for almost 3 years to be approved

      • EmoAngel99

        616d

        @jinxmurphy Actually as of the last 2 years it is considered a disability finally. At least in Washington state

        • jinxmurphy

          616d

          @EmoAngel99 oh, wild, my psychiatrist constantly drills in my head that it's not n I started going to him this year

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