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SSDI – what was your deciding factor?

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      I'm a Stage IV, long term (NED) survivor who is contemplating leaving the workforce.  I'm over 55 and under 60 and tired of my extremely stressful but lucrative job.  The day to day grind and stress is not and has not been healthy both during the battle and even now at NED.  Corporate cuts, continuously looming layoffs and not being a millenial is starting to really get to me…I know that I am very fortunate to have the job, the healthcare coverage and feel very lucky/blessed to have survived through a lot of surgeries, treatments, etc.  I've been NED for almost 9 years and am only getting annual scans and not on any treatments or meds.  Would I quality for SSDI? 

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        Charlie S


          As a answer to your final question.

          Nope.  Nor should you.

          Charlie S


              Charlie, you just hit my funny bone!

              Wow, just wow, anon!!!!  I have no words….well actually, I do…but probably shouldn't say them!  Jeez!  celeste


                the best way to find out is to call a lawyer who knows about ssi, that is what i did, even though i filed online, got approve in 2 weeks,made sure all my drs were on board with my issues, still have to wait and support myself for 5 months, then the first check comes on the 6th month,  and i have been told ill be on meds of some kind for the rest of my life,  consultation is usually free, 

                since u posted as anonymous i will reply as such

                congrats on your 9 years ned, you did not post what stage you are

                im stage 4 braf pos, currently ned and on meds, getting scan and MRI's twice a year


                    Would never be approved for someone not on treatment. Healthy people don't get SSDI.

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