|Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 11:48 am: |
husband is 58 yrs of age, he had a stroke in 97 while he lost his right
hand and leg movements, with constant training he got it back to
He had a real bad accident about 15 yrs ago and they put
pins in his shoulder till it healed. He now has arthritis in his right
arm so to the fact that he can not qualify with his gun, (he is a chief
deputy in law enforcement) In July of this yr he had a quad bypass. The
doctor say that the heart and lung machine that he was on during the
surgery has brought out the emphysema, also his memory has really got
bad since the surgery, the Dr. has had him go to a Psychologist, that
says the he has 1.cognitive disorder 2. obsessive compulsive traits
3.stress causing attention and concentration (another words) she said
he has anxiety. and should be put on prozac or some medicine of this
trate for about 9 months.
Because of his memory and arm he has
lost his job. He would be retiring in a few years anyway but after 20
yrs in this job he has only social security. The sheriff has wrote a
very nice letter stating why he has had to let him go and will help in
anyway he can. So with
High blood pressure
Do you think he can get SSD
Reply by Paul
I sure hope so. He must file if he cannot work. To be sure to win he
must be sure his paper medical record reflects his real impairments.
Commonly, medical records will have a lot of information about
diagnoses and treatment, but little about the limitation of function,
the impairments, that result from the condition. And, most doctors and
regular folks don't know what set of imparments are sufficient to keep
a particular person from working under the Commissioner's rules.
is possible that, as serious as your husband's condition is, he will be
allowed if he files on his own. But your odds will increase if you get
an attorney now. If you are turned down the first time, you should
certainly get one.
Be very careful with your money; it often takes longer than expected.