Dec 16, 2012 - 9:40 pm
I stopped by a local SS office Friday, and found out the following facts. My diagnosis will qualify my for the "compassionate clause" basically meaning I will qualify for benefits. I have to be either out of work or making less than $1,000.00 / month before I can apply for disability. presently I qualify for $2,315.00 / month, tax free, but will get a 1099 at the end of each year. There is a 5 month waiting period between once I qualify and receive my first check.
At the present time, I cannot afford to have such a dramitic cut in my annual income, and will continue to work full time either until I get let go, or the time comes where I simply cannot work any more. I feel prety good despite the side effects and will just tuff it out.
Thanks for all of your input and information as it was very usefull.