Originally Posted by Itsmerebecky
I have been recently diagonised of having a Csf Leak and looking at brain surgery to get it taken care of. Does it qualify for SSDI to get on it. I have been doing research and one place states that can lead to long term disabilty due to pain and nerve damage with repeated patching. However I haven't had my surgery yet but there is always a possiblilty that it won't happen that I need more later. Just wonderin?
File a claim. Provide all the information. Be thorough. Start at socialsecurity.gov and submit an internet claim. If the surgery works and you are able to return to work in less than 12 months then a denial would be correct. If there are additional problems, you may be approved. However, I don't think SSA is going to make an approval on the basis of what MIGHT happen so you could be denied initially. If you keep your case open by appealing, later evidence may lead to an approval. Or you can wait and see and do it all later. But I think filing a claim now makes more sense.
Good luck with your surgery.