I don't know how many have went through this besides me, but I was forced to quit my job in july of last year. I was missing work, and with FMLA papers signed, they couldn't fire me. However, after missing hours, and being taken down to part time, I had a boss who expected full time work from me. So......I was written up, and I confided in her about trying for disability. I had been having to lie my head down, and miss work, leave early, or show up late. I decided after a lot of thought, it's time to try for disability. Little did I know how hard this would be. I figured, since I had tried to work, and did work so many years with these migraines, that I would be able to get this. Wrong! I have to wait 2 and 1/2 years for a hearing date. Then I will go before a judge to present my case. I have an attorney, and hope to get this. I've worked since I was in my teens. I'm 41. I've got a college education which makes the state think, I can still work. NOT FAIR. If they could only have my migraines for one week, they would know.
I was also denied a Medicaid card through the county.
I looked on line and found that the reason, it takes so long to get a hearing date, is because of the many frivilous claims out there. There are women who actually try and get disability because they are pregnant! Yes. Pregnant! I couldn't believe that this is one thing holding up the system in helping the truly disabled and fianancially suffering people as myself. Also, I learned from the Social Security website, that Parents file for disability for their children with ADD. Well, ADD is not a diability. It's a disorder. My Fiance and his son have this. My boyfriend has had this all his life and is 35. Yes, it is very frustrating to live with. ........but there's medicaitions for it. And, I know they work for most that I've talked to. Why would people think they could get this for their child? Well, there are no Medications made for "just" migraines, so it ticks me off that these people are what's holding up our system. But, then again.......I can't say much for our government as far as truly helping people today! I won't go there. I'm on a role now. Thanks for whoever reads this. I truly hope the best for all of us who are suffering with this disease!