just a opinon,I thought medical marijuana wasn't a prescription,that your doctor only recommends that marijuana can help, then you apply for a card. I know I'm on ssdi and never was asked on paper if I took or used marijuana. Also never spoke to any ssdi people or their doctors, had a lawyer. But none of the paper work mentioned any marijuana use. I wouldn't even bring it up with card or no card.
Lawyer for ssdi? Basically, free, But, medical documentation is needed, if you win, 25% of back pay they take. Listen, ssdi doesn't care if you have a bad back, 1 leg, psyco, the main thing is, has does this diability affect you when you walk, work etc. AFFECT, friend was turned down because they asked, do you take care of anyone? yes my son, was denied, because if you can do that, you can take care of yourself. Do you drive? yes, but only within 10-15 mile area, because of medication and sitting causes pain. Must be careful, also always give reasons for yes answers, always. I had mri's, xrays and same doctor and 2 specialist. Lawyer is not necessary, have a friend going to their psyco. doctor, he has no doctor, depression and more head problems. Check out web site, SSDfacts.com, helpful people there, they answer and are up to date, very good site. But like I said, all forms i did, never any marijuana use questions, and paper work is all the same, all states. But you never know. Again go to that site, people very helpful, Good Luck.
That forum has the forms you would be filling out, residual functional capacity evaluation form, is the start, very important form, judges will look at this years later,use against you. Sit down with your doctor, discuss situation with him. Again, it how your injuries and disabilities affect you, pain, tire easily, cause breathing problems, limit sitting and walking sleeping etc. My case from start may 2012 to awarded july 2012, 45 days. again, do your homework, like my doctor said, you don't have to be cripple or blind. That site is a start for good info. Most lawyers give free 1st visit and should tell you what you need and if you have a case, my even suggested for me to try on my own at first and if denied to come back.Also if awarded back pay, social security will take attorney fee out, he doesn't touch the check, there are different situations, but usually 25%,if you win,nothing if you lose. Good luck.
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I have Schizoaffective Bipolar 2, PTSD. I contacted the Disability Help Center in Englewood Cliff NJ. I told them that I used medical cannabis when they asked what medications I take. I told her that I stopped using Wellbutrin and Rispiridone because of suicidal thoughts and a couple of other side effects. I told her that the cannabis was alot better and made me feel like I got my life back. They told me that because the cannabis is working for me they would not help me. If I was still taking the Rispiridone and other medications and they didn't work for me then they would help but because "it worked for you" they refused to help me. I am not cured of Schizoaffective Bipolar just because I take cannabis for PTSD. Now they will not even help me because of MMJ.
you will lose your ssi benefits if the government finds out you have a medical card. how I know this. I might be a care taker its my job to know all the laws and if its safe for patients. I suggest not getting that card. you will lose your ssi for sure. you can google ssi and medical cards and read news articles . there has ben cases where people lost there homes and all benefits. do what ever you want . but be smart don't lose your income .
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