Has anyone had experience with SSDI, with Alzheimers? I was told by a Rep. At the Alzheimers assoc, That they can approve this type of disability and fast track it through so you don't have to wait for the normal disability process.

They will also make the benifits retro active to the date of the diagnosis. Any one know about this process?

16 Answers

georgianne91
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I do not. BUT I know with my daughter's mental illness, it was very very helpful having a letter from the doctor stating her level of disability. It helped her get approved the first time through. Get your doctor involved, and get a letter before you visit the Social Security office.

r.latasha68
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Good idea, thanks.


fogel.b
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Yes....with a diagnosis my husband was approved for SSDI quickly. They did the interview over the phone so he did nor have to go into SS offices.


talia.f
Answered 8 months ago    reply

They denied my husbands application. I didn't appeal but probably should have. So disappointed and overwhelmed at the time. The denial letter said he could do some type of work even though it wasn't what he used to do. I thought "are you kidding"? He wouldn't be able to remember instruction for learning something new. So upsetting.

fogel.b
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Try again....


fey
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Always denied the first time- definitely appeal!

fogel.b
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I was told that as well..... i think the specific Diagnosis wording is very important


t.hortense68
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Yes, my husband got the same letter the first time. We had more evidence to add the second time.


talia.f
Answered 8 months ago    reply

He is 65 now. Does it matter? I thought he had to be under 65. He was diagnosed 4 years ago.


fogel.b
Answered 8 months ago    reply

If you get it in before he is 66 he can get retroactive to date of official diagnosis. Thats what we did...

t.hortense68
Answered 8 months ago    reply

We only got from the time we filed the claim. He had been diagnosed about 8 years before. Our claim took a few months.


ellan
Answered 8 months ago    reply

So my husband is turning 77 and was diagnosed 10/21/16 with this dreaded disease can I still file him for SSDI?

r.latasha68
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Not sure! I would call the Alzheimers assoc. See what they say, or call Social Security, or go down to one of their offices.

ellan
Answered 8 months ago    reply

latasha thank you will check it out.


talia.f
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Hi again. Okay so I submitted a request for reconsideration and SSI is asking for a Statement of Good Cause for Late Filing. I am assuming because we originally applied back in 2016. I don't know what to say there. I don't want to screw it up again. Any suggestions? Has anyone else had to provide that?

t.hortense68
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I haven't, but, I am wondering if you just say "because I wasn't aware we should or could apply".


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