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Old 04-15-2019, 03:12 PM #1
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I was here awhile back but had a psychotic break. I am doing awful. I have to receive shots now once a month. I am in the states again and would like to receive SSDI. I have a history of schizoaffective disorder bipolar type. I seem to have a psychotic break every three years. My parents put me in an apartment and I caused a lot of noise, was told I had to leave the apartment. I found another apartment and am trying to keep quiet. I have been hospitalized every three years for the past ten years and now know that I have to ask for SSDI. I am getting old and don't think I will recover fully. I feel awful. I was doing well for awhile but being all alone in another country put me at risk. I am going to the doctor each month to receive shots but have not had the courage to ask for SSDI yet but will next time I see the doctor. I don't know what to expect and was wondering if it is difficult to receive SSDI given my situation? I really can't work anymore since my delusions are becoming too real for me. I don't hear voices per se but talk to other characters inside of me. My brother noted that I talk a lot to myself. I sometimes believe space aliens are after me but have not said this to the doctor yet because my family was always coming with me to my sessions with the doctor. I am quite embarrassed but know this is a life-threatening matter. I am apathetic and have no energy while remaining irritable. I am a mess. I caused so much pain to my family and it hurts me. However, I must persevere. Does anybody have any advice about SSDI? How I should go about receiving it? I will ask my doctor of course next time. Is anybody having difficulty receiving SSDI?
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It is a long process to get SSDI. You should start the application before you even go and see the doctor.
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This link is where you start the application process and also gives you information you may need/want. Disability Benefits | Social Security Administration You can also apply at your local social security office. If you choose to use an attorney contact them before you start. Some people use attorneys through the whole process and some wait until they've been denied once or twice. My advice is for the situation that you are not using an attorney simply because I didn't and I don't know that process.

If I remember right you start with an online form and then they send you more paperwork as well as sending paperwork to your doctors. They will request medical records for you.

Give every detail you can. Don't try to look good; point out how difficult anything that is difficult is and why it is difficult and how you manage or don't manage. Include every doctor and hospital you've seen/been in for as far back as you can (or it allows you).

Your pdoc will support or not support you but it isn't their decision. Obviously it does help if they support the decision. You can start the process on your own before you see the pdoc.

If you have questions please post. Lots of us have been through the process.
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Thank you everybody for replying. I am feeling a little better now. I will do whatever it takes to survive. My mood is similar to a roller coaster. I at times feel a little better but mostly feel bad. I hope to get better with time. Time will only tell. I am still wondering if I will receive SSDI. I am apprehensive about it still. But, unless I apply I won't know. I again thank you for your replies. If I have any questions, I will ask.
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I am feeling better. I looked into the amount I can receive through SSI and realize I can't make ends meet. I have not worked long enough to receive SSDI. I am taking my time to recover. I am hoping to continue with my shots and hoping to remain stable. I went off my medications again because I forgot to take them. I think the shots are more suitable for me. I am feeling fine. I gained much weight though. I will try to lose weight while continuing with the shots. I believe I can recover somehow. I am feeling good for once. I am hoping to make a comeback and find some work again somewhere. I am not going to rush it though. I will do my best and take my time to recover.
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