Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation Fact Sheet: Tips on Obtaining Disability Benefits

The Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation has published another of it's excellent Patient Fact Sheets on a difficult yet necessary topic:

You can also view this fact sheet on the SSF website here.  


Anonymous said...

The Social Security Administration now recognizes Sjogren's and it took me 6 months from the time I applied to the time I was approved for full disability. You have to be on disability for a full year before you qualify for Medicare. Although it turned out that I didn't need an attorney for the application process, using an attorney with disability application experience will shorten the length of time it will take to get your case approved. My case never went to court, it was just approved outright. Be explicit in all of your answers. Don't be afraid to include additional comments on an attachment. My description of a typical 24 hour day was 14 pages, single spaced. My stress level decreased appreciatively after I was approved.. good luck

CL Dunn said...

For some reason for me anyway this post does not have alignment correct so that I can read the whole thing, I would love to be able to get this information, but can only see the left side of the words.

Julia Oleinik said...

For those who can't view the entire post, you can see the information sheet on the Sjogren's Foundation site here: