I'm one eye functional with good vision in neither and one has severe astigmatism my dominant eye. It is a disorder you can't see. I was born club footed both feet and am now as well flat footed in both feet. My legs and feet are twisted from years of walking off balance and arthritis set in.
Now then. I could walk up to you tomorrow and talk to you for an hour and you likely would not detect anything unless I had a seizure or have my cane.
It was a Social Security Medical Examiner that was the first to tell me I'd never be able to work again. I think she knew what she was seeing but at that time it had no name. G.A.D. worked on paper and so it was. I was later diagnosed with PTDS as well which I am now free of.
I know several persons with Fibro. They have their good days and bad ones. Not enough is known about it to really treat it. 16 years ago nothing was known about what I have. Because of that I was given the wrong medication treatment for nearly two years. Most of what I know about what I have I acquired on my own searches.
I guess I am having a hard time understanding why anxiety disorder is something that should get a person disability payments.
I understand paralysis, MS,cancer, brain damage, etc.- but anxiety disorder?
It also seems to me anxiety disorder can be easily faked.
This is why the system- well intentioned when it started- is now going broke.
I wrote about facts of a SSDI case I am very close to.
I know for a fact that this person is able to work. It was and is a total case of gaming the “I want mine” system we have set up.
Now if you want to debate fibromyalgia, that is another story. It is one of those auto-immune disorders that have vague, “could be anything” symptoms. Easy disorder to claim you have the symptoms for, but are next to impossible to prove or disprove.
I don't know if the disorder is real or not. (I have my doubts) But I do believe that most people (women) are exaggerating their symptoms and/or are flat out lying. Maybe for sympathy or attention or excuse not to work, or in this case for getting on the govt. dole.
We all have our aches and pains and problems as we age. Hell, my father worked his adult life after fighting in two wars with an extremely painful leg disability and near complete deafness from working with missiles.
He worked because that is what you did.
He died of emphysema. I believe he stopped working about 2 months before dying.
My father is my hero.
I have little to no respect for people who can work but won't and take money out of my pocket to afford the luxury.
Our Country is broke. We cannot afford to fund this baloney anymore.
The truly disabled should receive help. The majority of these SSDI recipients should be re-reviewed and probably taken off the dole.