Those of you who know me are aware that I have chronic illnesses. These include allergies that are so severe that I need to carry an Eli-Pen, an inhaler, and take a bunch of medication every day. I’ve also got borderline anemia, and signs indicate that I have the rheumatoid arthritis that runs in my family. (I still need to be tested for that.)
As such, I have applied for Social Security Disability benefits. To be honest, I didn’t want to. A few close friends, who know how truly ill I am, talked me into it.
To apply, you have to fill out a bunch of paperwork, have your doctors fill out more paperwork, and then got get examined by a doctor that the Social Security Disability powers-that-be select. I’ve done all those things.