Thank you so much! My case is in the hands of a lawyer now. I worked until I got laid off. The company knew that I had 2 more surgeries to go. So they cut me a 2 wks severence pay BUT I had to sign a statement that I would not sue them. So, no short or long term disability. I was denied my first application which I was not finished with as incomplete. I was denied my second application as well. Then, I got a lawyer. I was approved and finally 8 months later I got my first check. Now we're appealing and going back to when I was working sick 2017. I'm also going to file for SSI. I want to try working part time But I'm here in FL for my parents (in their eighties). I also have depression & anxiety, along with 2 other autoimmune diseases, stage 3 kidney disease, etc. I'm exhausted. Starting working at age 14, and I'm 61. Always had physically or emotionally demanding jobs. SSD is telling us that our day in court will not come until 12-18 months. I sure can use a lump sum. I need my car's A/C replaced (2-3 grand)!