I stopped working last June when my symptoms were worsening and interfering with my ability to be productive and do my job. Since then I sold my house and moved in with family because I didn't know if I was going to have any income. I've been through many hoops while being approved for FMLA, a medical leave of absence, short term disability and now long term disability through my employer.
As a requirement of my employer's long term disability program, I'm required to file for SSDI. I'm nervous about it because so many people don't get approved. The long term disability case manager put me in touch with a company called IBI. They will be filing the SSDI claim for me and have attorney's to represent me if need be. I've got my fingers crossed. It feels like I've been in limbo forever and I just want to move forward. Its very weird to not be working since I've have been working since I was a teenager.