Hi, Heather. Well, one of the first things you may want to do is to talk to SSA to determine whether you have paid enough FICA taxes to be eligible for Disability Insurance benefits and if so, how much you would be paid.
Also, I ask any potential client who calls me whether or not they are in treatment and seeing a specialist.
SSA's website (www.ssa.gov
) has tons of useful information regarding the disability process and soon my website will have a FAQ section also.
These are just a few comments, not meant to be exhaustive.