Well, It’s Official 11

I am disabled. I went to my appointment at the Social Security office and found out that I am disabled. I wasn’t told at first. I heard the person asking another person about if I would qualify for Adult Child Disability. While she was talking to that person, she mentioned that I had qualified for SSI. I will still get SSI, but I have to go through the whole form-filling out thing for Adult Child Disability. If I get that approved, it will cover from the time I was 8 years old until now. It may also help me to qualify for Medicare.

You know what’s depressing about this whole thing? I’m disabled. It’s official. The U.S. Government has decided that I am disabled. It’s practically set in stone, and that scares me. I know I could start working one day possibly, but I don’t know if I’ll ever feel able. I don’t know if this is going to make me sell myself short, or if I’ll just be realistic about my problems. I do know that when school starts back in a few weeks that I’ll feel more like telling my teachers that I may need extra consideration when it comes to my assignments. I mean, I can do them, but sometimes things like reading are next to impossible for me to do.

I don’t know what to think or how this will affect my life.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.

11 thoughts on “Well, It’s Official

  • Radin

    Things like this need TIME. You’ll have to wait and see what is next. You don’t have to think about it right now.

  • Marije
  • Ally

    Just remember that all the government’s doing is giving you a title.. and that title doesn’t have to define you as a person. It doesn’t have to affect your determination and drive toward whatever job you want.

  • Jennifer

    *hug* *hug* *hug*
    I think Ally said it best. It’s just a title, or in their case, a classification – a place for your “file”. But you’re still you, and that’s what matters.

  • Angela

    Don’t let a title given to you change you or mold you into a different person. If I did that I wouldn’t be anywhere today, I’d be locked up. Keep fighting and don’t let your road blocks keep you down hun.

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