Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:27

My husband was recently diagnosed with depression/anxiety. He can work but can easily get over whelmed and starts getting depressed. Can he qualify for disability?

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 12/19/2015 - 14:47 Permalink

he needs a history of it and being on medications and treatment helps a lot. If he can get a doctor to say it will last 12 months and it's bad enough to effect work then he might have a chance.

yellowrose (not verified)
Tue, 01/05/2016 - 14:44 Permalink

You want to know whats not fair,I have anxiety, depression phycosis, disc degeneration, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and I am working, on medications, to scared to quit my job and wait a year and lose everything I have, it's not much but its mine. I also take medication for all of it, I have for years. I just cant get help.

LolaXCole893 (not verified)
Sat, 04/16/2016 - 20:55 Permalink

I'm a 22 year old working student. Part time worker, part time student. I'm diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression. I'm failing in school because I can't concentrate and I've been promoted and demoted at work because of my lack of concentration and pace. I've felt like I've been depressed since I was 10 and now I'm 22 and finally decided to do something about it. Would I qualify for ssdi or ssi?

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 11:01 Permalink

Hi Lola,
SSDI is based off of work record and you may not have enough work credits to qualify. For SSI, you would need to meet the income and resource limits for SSI. It's a long process, and it may be a good idea to reach out to a disability advocate or lawyer to help you through the process. If you fill out the form in the link below, we can have one reach out to you:

Jennifer (not verified)
Mon, 06/20/2016 - 12:46 Permalink

I had to quit my job to stay home to take care of my 16 yr old who has been diagnosed with ocd , anxiety and depression. He had to be home schooled because he couldnt be in a classroom setting. he has been put on some medication recently. Can i get supplementary ssi income for taking care of him and not being able to work any more?


In reply to by Jennifer (not verified)

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 14:09 Permalink

Hi Jennifer,
Your child may qualify for disability benefits based on his condition, it may be a good idea to reach out to the SSA to schedule an application for benefits. You can call 1-800-772-1213 and they may connect you to your local SSA office.

Bill (not verified)
Sat, 08/13/2016 - 15:06 Permalink

I have stage 4 colorectal cancer with me stasis to lung on disability how often will I be reviewed I am 52 years old?


In reply to by Bill (not verified)

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:20 Permalink

Hi Bill,
I'm sorry to hear about that! I wouldn't be able to say how often you would be reviewed, but I think it might not be something that would happen often enough to worry about.

jon (not verified)
Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:50 Permalink

traumatic brain injury diagnosed as a child is very emotionally debilitating my concern is m wife history and her not understanding or caring enough to understand the medications are bad to me as she yells out at me take your drugs you drug addict to make my neighbor's uncomfortable to me of me with their children I love children we could not have children I need social justice and help ne have calling insane Retartded stupid

Brynn (not verified)
Mon, 09/26/2016 - 16:14 Permalink

Im a 31 y/o suffering from Chronic Depression, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and two herniated discs in the back.
I filed SSI the first time in 2011, and just this past March got my 4th denial. It took 4yrs.
In April I reapplied and am pretty certain I will be denied again.
But my question is does it count for anything that the city has deemed me disabled and switched my insurance over to straight Medicaid because I cannot work??

stephon johnson (not verified)
Tue, 10/18/2016 - 07:32 Permalink

i have schizoaffecive disorder, social anxiety and hiv, i have been going to my doctor for more than 2 years and i see a woman in black sometimes and hear voices and cant concentrate on anythign relly and cry alot, i am on medication but i can barely make it to my doctor at times, is my conditons sever in your opinion im only 26 years old i had ssi when i was younger


In reply to by stephon johnson (not verified)

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 09:57 Permalink

Hi Stephon,
I am not a doctor and cannot give you a medical opinion, but as a layman, that does sound severe! It may be a good idea to contact a disability advocate or attorney, they may be able to help you file for disability and help you appeal your case if you need to do that. You can get in touch with one by using this form:

tanya (not verified)
Tue, 11/15/2016 - 01:07 Permalink

hi I just went to my hearing they postponed the decisionuntil the records from phsyciatrist get there. do you think that means imay hav a chance


In reply to by tanya (not verified)

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 16:20 Permalink

Hi Tanya,
I really could not say in your particular case,but the fact that they want to wait for psychiatric records may be a promising sign.

Kerri (not verified)
Wed, 02/01/2017 - 10:24 Permalink

I applied for ssi or ssdi I have been seeing a psychiatrist and counsolor for 1 year and 4 months. I was diagnosed with ptsd , bipolar, insomnia , severe anxiety and depression and terrible night tertors also have high blood pressure I take serequel,ambiam,remron, lamotrine, lotrel, hydroxazine daily to try to cope with everyday life I just got off phone with disability determination board and they said the psychologist reviewed my claim and is now with the medical doctor for review. Does this mean the psychologist denied it if he gave to medical doctor for review


In reply to by Kerri (not verified)

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:01 Permalink

Hi Kerri,
That may not mean that the psychologist denied your application, however it is just one part of the process and may not indicate what the disposition of your application is.

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