• Should we try for disability benefits?

    Asked by KiVier2011 on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    Should we try for disability benefits?

    My son, 18-years-old and about to graduate high school, has had major surgery on his spine which has left him unable to physically do many things, including most sports and even desk jobs, as it strains the muscles in back. He will be working for our family, until either he chooses to work elsewhere or can't work any more, so the pressure is off of him needing to go out and find employment. We are wondering if it would be worth it for him to apply for disability, and would that affect his future ability to earn money? Does anyone have any experience with this (good or bad)?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar

      I am an oncology nurse and I have had a patient with a meningioma just a tad older who was on disability. I would go for it. If you have any questions or concerns that I can help you with, please do not hesitate to ask. Welcome to the "What Next" family. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago
    • Shortandsassy's Avatar

      It surely cannot hurt to apply, but I believe you should apply for SSI, not disability, as disability is basedu on work history and money earned throughout your lifetime. Social security as a very good website, ssa.gov, which can answer many questions for you.

      over 3 years ago

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