2ndDivisionVet .. you have to become an alcoholic or drug addict. Walk (or stagger) into an SSA office stoned and voila! You’re in the money!
Some years back we had a client who worked @ SSA and had to reject any number of applicants with claims similar to yours, but if the person was an addict, she had to give him/her the benefit under the ADA. Ticked her off, big time. As it does any sane person.
One of the things I’ve learned this year that amazed me was that the 2010 clarifications of the ADA included classifying those with celiac disease, such as myself and two of my five kids, as disabled. To be sure, it is a crushing thing to get glutened, as we call it, and it lasts for a week to ten days afterward. But I never have thought of it was disabling, so much as a chronic illness. The ways of Congress are strange, somewhat non-sensible, aren’t they?