Nova Posted April 23, 2007 Share Posted April 23, 2007 When Harry was diagnosed, his doctor filled out a paper stating that he was totally and perm. disabled. We then called the Social Security office and applied for benefits. Apparently Florida is a State that doesn't have a "temporary" benefit's program, and the company Harry works for didn't carry anything like that on their employee's either. He was approved the same month he applied, but there is a 5 month waiting period for the first check to arrive. (He was also approved for SSI, which is a "small" amount per month, that he is already receiving.) We were told by a lot of folks that we would get "back pay" from the time he applied, but not according to the papers we were sent. Looks like in August, he will receive a check for one month, and that's it. Harry is determined that he will be able to return to work after the last chemo. His company is holding his job for him, his seniority, and they've even continued to pay for our health insurance, which is quite expensive.... My question is, what happens if he CAN go back to work??? Can you drop out of the Disability program, and then get back on it if need be, later on down the road? It seems that if you've been declared totally disabled, that it would go against you to return to work, but I'd very much like to see him be able to do so, because it means so much to him. Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks! Hope you're all feeling good today! Nova Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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