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Disability after transplant

I am just wondering if it is common for transplant recipients to apply for disability?  I am 3 months post transplant and am not currently receiving any income.  I have seen online that transplant patients can apply for SSI/Disability for a year after transplant.  Does anyone have experience with this?  I was a liver recipient.



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  • My transplant Dr. said they would not sign off on disability.
    • Vget another doc
    • That is really unheard of. Are you talking about soon after transplant or after few a long time (like 1-2 yrs). I went on my disability 3 weeks before my transplant and returned to work (from home at the beginning) after 10 weeks on disability leave. 

      • Who cares... They cant work
  • Hi Kathy,

    All Tx recipients are eligible for three years of SSDI benefits.  The amount is based on your best 19 quarters of employment.  You can apply on line and when approved you will receive payments monthly.  Your Tx social worker can help you with the proper paperwork to begin.  I would not wait, as benefits begin when you apply, not when you became eligible.

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  • Hi Kathy,

    I think you can apply for this. I had applied through my employer. Also, your transplant center's social worker should be able to help you with application and submitting it. 

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