I've been on disability since 9/2012. The process is excruciating, keep appealing and have your dr document EVERYTHING you tell them.
My husband suffers from daily migraines. He worked 12 hour days for a cola company. It got to where he couldn't work anymore. We applied for disability and of course was denied so we got a attorney to fight for what was rightfully his. It took us 3 years but finely he was approved but for 3 years without his income was very hard. We had his father to help us but I think about people that don't have help financially and it would be almost impossible. It caused so much stress on my husband not being able to provide for his family. He went through a deep depression and had to be treated with medications and still isn't himself today because yes we are better financially but he still has to live with these debilitating chronic daily migraines
Get an attorney who specializes in Disability claim at the start. not after you have been denied. They get paid out of your claim by Social Security a set amount. That is what I did. I got my disability in 5 months, but I also had 20 years of doctors records to support my daily chronic migraines. Also, unless you have family or someone who can help you financially, it is very hard to survive on just the disability amount. You won't get Medicare for two years. This is where the attorney can help you so you can get it sooner. I hope this helps.