I have a friend who was diagnosed as being bipolar when she was a child. She is compliant with her meds and has been for years, no problems with her going off her meds. She was however told that she would not be able to complete her med assisting clinical's because of the meds she is on. WTH, first I am upset with the college for not saying anything before she completed almost all of the course work. OK so she goes to apply for jobs, anything and not even McD's will hire her because of the meds and her condition. She doesn't want to lie like other people in her position do. So after being turned down several times from several jobs she applies for Disability and gets turned down. In the letter they sent her they actually told her to find a job that has low stress, a quite environment and doesn't require her to deal with people. Can someone please tell give me a suggestion as to what kind of job that is?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Sep. 4, 2009 in Money & Work
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Answer by missanc at 12:56 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by Fallaya at 3:31 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by missanc at 8:56 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
I worked 2 jobs at once,for 10 years, it was not my intention to be stricken with a spinal tumor,I have had 5 operations,chemo twice,and radiation, I will admit there are some people who never worked or planned on working, I loved working,I have been disabled now for 20 yrs., I am so blessed I have a loving family,now,you have to remember,my money I receive is based on the money I made 20 yrs. ago.I have been blessed by my SSD(money I worked for), not SSI(money that 's given those who didn't work,like PA), my SSD was already in placed before I left-ed the hospital and rehab, it has been a journey,from walking to being in a wheelchair to a walker,and now a cane,everyday is another miracle day for me.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
What school is she going to? They cannot tell her that she has to go off of her medications in order to complete her education. That is completely illegal for them to do. As far as applying for SSDI. In order to get disability a person has to have paid into the system. So a person with very little work history is not going to get much. A person also has to show that they are no longer able to do the work that they have been doing. If she has been doing some type of other work, they will expect her to go back to it. Many people who have Bipolar disorder work. They will also look at the fact that she was able to attend a training program. If you can go to school you can work. I am not really buying your friend's story because no one has the legal right to ask her about her disability or medications. If she is offering up this information on her own she needs to be quiet.
Answer by FL2AK at 11:26 PM on Sep. 4, 2009