Diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) years ago with the doctor stating that this disease only gets worse. Now I have lumbar and cervical spondylosis, sciatica, and fibromyalgia...all of these conditions cause chronic and severe pain. I have pushed myself for years and cannot push myself anymore! I am close to retirement age which makes my situation worse...When does SSDI consider a person's situation severe enough to grant them disability? Can someone please help me understand the process of how it works?