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disability does not mean poverty

disability does not mean poverty

My disability forced me to get an education. Now don’t get me wrong.  I hate having a disability.   “What is the nature of my disability you ask?  It is a genetic neurological disorder that goes by the name Episodic Ataxia type 2 (EA2), and It has robbed me of my identity, and the very essence of who I am.  I cannot drive long distances, and I had to make so many compromises that I have been compromised to death. I hate the sight…

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Preparing for Disability

Preparing for Disability

I had to go on disability.  This was a decision I was not prepared to make. I have two degrees. Midway through my career, I became one of the 9 million people on the disability roles. More on that in a separate post. This post is how to prepare for Social Security Disability. The first rule of thumb is you have to be truly disabled according to Social Security guidelines. How does Social Security define disability?  Social Security Disability, SSDI…

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Disability Denial

Disability Denial

I have a progressive neurological disorder due to a genetic defect on Chromosome 19.  The generic name is Episodic Ataxia (type 2.). I applied for disability twice. The first time was in my mid twenties, and the second time was in my late 40s.  The first time I was denied, and I thank God, SSA denied me. I didn’t question why I was denied, but it forced me back into the workforce. I was able to work another 40 years…

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