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Author Topic: Does BPD qualify as a Disability under social security?  (Read 9665 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2010, 11:46:24 AM »

there is also no std provision with ssdi..its only ltd and thats if the doctor thinks (and the records support) the disability will render the person disabled fro doing any kind of work..with mental illness that pretty much means that unless he has been in and out of the hosp for a number of times in the past few years..or is getting chronically fired..and that isnt the case here as he has held a job for 20 years..chances are..he will be denied  tongue
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2010, 11:55:24 AM »

Thanks, PeaceBaby and Harmony!
  He probably will be denied, as he is a high-functioning BPD sufferer.  He's off for a time and will hopefully be able to take advantage of his disability insurance through his job, but they still may fire him for being off.  Whatever.  The job triggers his dysregulation almost every day so I am praising the Lord for him not being there.  We are blessed and God will see us through until DH can have some time to heal and figure out what he WANTS to do, not has to do.
God bless you all,
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2010, 12:01:28 PM »

sorry but if he has a job..I would not be supportive in the disability thing

my dad..well he started out that way..could never handle much..it was always temp..but he managed to turn it into retiring early at age 45 and never ever going back..yet somehow he managed to keep my mom working..holding the insurance etc..

my hubby was unemployed once..did NOTHING..didnt even look for a job..surfed the net..no housework..nothing

my fil same thing...went on wmc leave..stayed home long pat the time he should because of some reason or another..

not saying it will be that way for you..but these are people I have know..with way too supportive wives..who then well..werent supported later in life

I would keep him working Doing the right thing
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2010, 02:08:07 PM »

my ex did... and she even got the special parking tag.. so she could piss away my money at the mall even faster...
and no one followed up on her... the check came every month...

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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2010, 07:27:50 PM »

Many, many people do get disability if their bpd is severe enough to interfere with their ability to work consistently.  The Catch-22 about disability is that you generally have to be not working in order to get it.  A bpd who consistently gets fired would probably be able to get ssdi.  A bpd who somehow manages to hold onto his/her job probably wouldn't.  Age is also a factor.. the closer you are to retirement age, the greater the chance of getting ssdi.
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2010, 06:48:27 AM »

Good to know, JoannaK.  DH was placed on a 4-6 week leave per the psychiatrist.  His employer sent him FMLA forms along with a threat that if he does not return by xx-xx-xxxx date, they will not hold his job.  Probably a blessing in disguise, as it frees him to find something that doesn't trigger him every day and he was too stubborn to quit, partly due to self-esteem issues.
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2010, 07:58:43 AM »

jdoe,

its not the job that is triggering him..its his illness..I hope you understand..even a low stress job..he may have issues with

been down this road..if he doesnt return to work..what will that do to your finances?  will you be ok?

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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2010, 10:10:23 AM »

Thanks, Harmony!  It is/was a high-pressure, unpleasant job.  He worked on commission and the supervisors kept taking away his best accounts and giving him crappy ones.  He made 1/2 of what he made 3 years ago last year, thanks to their plotting.  The environment was constantly noisy- he recorded it once for me and I couldn't take it for more than 1-2 minutes.  There are 40 or more people in a big open room, no walls or dividers, all on the phone all the time, some of them raising their voices, with supervisors yelling for them to "get more promises! Get more payments!" 
I know that DH is mentally ill (And how!) but the environment would drive a sane person bonkers.  DH is also brilliant, but has been in a FOG at that job and needs to do something else.  We will have to trim the budget and maybe cancel our cable, but we will manage.  I have felt for 3 years that he was going to lose his job, but every time I consider it, I have such a peace in my heart that God would take care of us and perhaps has something planned for DH that he needs to be available to do.
I so much appreciate your input!
Love,
JDoe
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2012, 03:20:01 PM »

I wasn't sure where to post this. My husband has had a spotty history with jobs his entire life. The longest he has kept a job is two years and he claimed the only reason he was able to do that is because he smoked marijuana the entire time. I have to say he seems like a much healthier person on Marijuana. But obviously that isn't the answer to his problems, it's a crutch like every other drug they like to use. Anyways, He has job hopped his entire life, He hasn't held a job for longer than 6 months while I have known him. He is a very low functioning borderline. He has a long history of phyciatric care but he doesn't usually stay with someone for very long. He has been out of work basically since 2008. We have applied for disability and was told that he needs a doctor that supports his case and was denied. We now have that doctor and he is getting DBT. We have applied again for disability and were denied again. We are now appealing with the help of a lawyer. He has also been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder but the Borderline diagnosis is what is keeping him from keeping a job. He just cannot get along with people, he has either not shown up and gotten fired or he blows up on someone and gets fired for that, or a combination of all of the above. Has anyone had luck with getting approved for Disability. I am the only one working and it is the biggest strain on our relationship especially since it costs a lot for therapy. Any help would be appriciated, Thanks!
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« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2012, 08:42:38 AM »

Dear Cloudy Days,
  I had written this 2 1/2 years ago and lots of things have changed in my life.  Ex-H never did go back to work and did not do therapy or anything else constructive.  He became more abusive and I left about a year after writing this post. 
  In my work, I have seen folks get approved for mental illnesses, but it is a hard thing and they must have the backup of a doctor and a psychiatrist and oftentimes an attorney who specializes in getting people on disability.
  Best wishes to you!
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