I was wondering if anyone can tell me if when you file for SSD, can you still be working? Or do you have to quit first. I'm at the point to where I cannot hardly take the pain in my feet and ankles. I work 5 days a week, 40 hrs. Towards the middle of the day at work, my feet and ankles start to hurt so bad that it actually feels like they are breaking. The swelling is horrible. I've been on MTX, Enbrel, and now I'm on Remicade infusions. They just continue to get worse. So I was wondering if I file… read more
Sad to say it's best if you are not working. When I filed I was out of work collecting unemployment and looking for work cause I needed money to pay bills & eat. Then my unemployment ran out and had no money coming in except my wife's earnings, which was not enough, so the juggling began. I was awarded SSD but did not get any monies back dated to my File Date and they do not pay for the first 6 months, you have to be declared disabled by SSD for 6 months before they start paying. The choice is yours to work or not, I did use a Lawyer and they basically told me that I had to do what I had to do to live. Good Luck!
Consult a disability attorney. They will guide you through the process.
I live in Florida. My attorney says no more than 20 hours a week & can't make more than $1000.00 a month
Oops... I am not dumping infusions, I am on simponi infusions. Darn fingers not cooperating... Again!!💗
I live in Canada so not sure what ssd is. We have tax benefit we can apply for if approved by your doctor and it does not affect your employment. I can certainly relate to your pain and swelling as I too suffer a lot on those areas. I am on mtx and dumping infusions which has made a difference. I wish you well , praying for you and don't give up. It took over a year for me to get some relief!