I'm going for an SSI interview next week and am in the middle of a severe flare. Question is will they not approve me or discontinue payments when I go into remission? Do they take into consideration job security? I have a reliable job right now who's letting me stay off the schedule but keep my job until I can work (I'd only be able to go back 4-8 hrs per week) just wondering how they determine eligibility if you have a disease that comes and goes in flares.… read more
Emly, you could also apply to be a Super model. Which if it's my choice you would get the job! Isnf remember your already a Super hero, so I mean.....well the two go together don't they....lol
Seriously good, good luck I'm sure the guys on our team have already helped you with this, but I would recommend that you seek out a person that could professionally guide you in this and that you don't have any unexpected issues further down the line. I'm sure your IRS is very much like our tax people here. Recently one of our part time employees whom were also receiving disabled benefit but allowed him to work was fined £6,000 $9,600 simply and innocently because he hadn't fully filled in the correct form.
So please take care going down this route.
Thanks, I think sometimes we look outward before looking inward....
Thanks Cathy, I m really not anywhere near that level of necessity to consider giving up work and claiming benefits. When I have a bad day or two I can general take time away from work as I'm self employed. But thanks for the advice. Moreover, for me I'm not going to allow my condition control my life. I do struggle at times but I'm fortunate that I can in most cases adjust when and how I do my work. Obviously if I was employed by someone this just would mostly likely not be possible.
But what I do realise that it's stress that brings my condition. And most of these stresses are caused by lazy staff. Having realised this I have now generally terminated their employment and switched for zero hour contracts. Whilst I'm not in favour of zero hour contracts, they give me the flexibility not to reemploy staff who think I'm an employment charity, and offer regular opportunity to those who see and understand the work ethic.
I'm beginning to realise that for me at least, my condition, is retrospective of my work and personal history and now when those stresses reappear usual a flare up follows. So I'm now looking at what causes those too happen and taking alternative coping strategies. For me this is working. And allows me to continue working white fewer flare ups.
Just to be clear for everyone I do not qualify for social security disability benefits, I am applying for what is called in the US as supplemental security income (SSI). This program is different in that I will be able to work part time or not at all but the amount can only max to about $750 a month total depending on my income and my spouses income.