I am considering applying for CPP disability benefits, I have a variety of problems and chronic pain as the result of 5 motor vehicle accidents, (herniated disks and whiplash.)
I have chronic tinnitus, and migraines, and a variety of injuries that cause pain. I’m also under a lot of stress. I manage to work and then I get knocked down with a really bad migraine that will last several days.
I’m not sure how to approach the application process - whether I should focus on one condition - or all of them together.
I try to deal with the pain using natural methods as I find the pain killers and muscle relaxers prescribed by the doctors and so strong that I can’t function.
good idea… I haven’t applied for disability because I was told I have to be without work for 9 months, how do people that are alone and self employed support themselves for 9 months? I want to continue to work - but not in a full time capacity.
I’m turning 60 and can draw out my CPP soon, but would prefer disability as it’s more money and I would qualify, but I just can’t go 9 months without an income. Apparently once you start CPP, it’s hard to change over to disability. A friend who drew his CPP out at 60 was denied disability, he is now 62 and he became a quadriplegic 6 months ago, the system is ridiculous.