SSDI is a federal program managed by the states. In theory use of the same criteria should mean consistent approval/rejection rates for the first application. It doesn't. Ohio is, of course, one of the harder states at 70% denial. New Jersey, on the other hand, is only 50%. As I understand it these rates are probably affected by people desperate for anything they can get applying when the economy is so very bad here, but some of it, I am sure, has to do with Ohio's jobless rate/poverty rate means that they are restricting people from overtaxing a very tight system. My doctors have wanted me to move away from pollution. I realize New Jersey isn't that, but surely it's worth it to get the benefits?
Interesting day. Dr. Brain and Dr. Mind talked on the phone about me for quite a while. I don't know what they discussed really aside from how to make me less depressed. So now I am being pushed to resist the depression more. It also appeared that they decided that he'll keep monitoring the suicidal stuff and reminding me how and when to get help and that if I do this I should stay home.
Mostly though I am now 100% sure everyone is on board with the stopping working thing.