Do I have to quit my job to get disability?
October 8, 2007 7:49 PM Subscribe
Do I have to quit my job to qualify for disability?
posted by anonymous to law & government (8 answers total)
I have numerous health problems, both mental and physical. A week ago I applied for disability after not working for 4 years. The next day, I got a call from a place I'd interviewed with, and I was hired. On my 2nd day there, I've already had severe emotional problems, and some physical. My new boss was understanding and is going to try to work with me.
I am really desperate for money... we're talking if I hadn't gotten this job, I'd be selling my stuff. I don't know how long I will last at this job before I just can't work anymore due to both my physical and emotional problems, or they get sick of it and fire me. (My longest job ever lasted 11 months and included 2 leaves of absence. The others lasted 3 months, 3 weeks, and 2 days respectively.) But as long as I have it, I can't afford to quit while the state takes 5 months to decide if I qualify. Do I have any chance in hell of getting disability while I'm working? My state says they don't do partial disability, only full, but yet I know someone in this state who works while he's on disability - he just has to have his employer send in a statement of his wages to Social Security each month.