• Should I apply for disability benefits? I have been unemployed for over a month, and It hurts to watch my wife take care of bills alone.

    Asked by emen on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Should I apply for disability benefits? I have been unemployed for over a month, and It hurts to watch my wife take care of bills alone.

    My doctor says I shouldn't focus on work for now, but I see my wife come home tired everyday because she's working and taking care of me & our kids. Should I apply for disability? I would feel uncomfortable asking friends and family for financial help, so is there something I can do to help with our bills while I home?

    13 Answers from the Community

    13 answers
    • ritafaystageIV's Avatar
      ritafaystageIV

      I agree with everyone. YES Apply. In my state I automatically qualified because I had cancer that spread to another major organ. I did have to wait 6 months for payments to start.

      almost 7 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      Yes please. ASAP. You worked for that money and your family deserves it. I waited too and it was dumb. Fortunately for me, I was able to get it backdated and I received my full benefits but California may differ from Wisconsin. Good luck!

      almost 7 years ago
    • Lauraandmary's Avatar
      Lauraandmary

      Yes and file your FMLA paperwork now too. ASAP!!!! Ask your doctor if he is going to pay your bills!

      almost 7 years ago

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