Hello, Those of you who have filed for SSDI, did you submit any sort of statement yourself? I have read everything from "don't say anything, they will use it against you" to "make it easy for them to understand the severity of your condition(s) with a narrative description." I have lawyers who refuse to give me any advice at all and just say "great" to whatever I ask. They are not helping me; they are really agents of the disability company. It's a nightmare. I need to decide about this right away as my forms have been filed and SS has already contacted me. Once it leaves their office who knows when I'll ever even be able to find out who has my file if I want to put something in it. Something else the lawyers never told me. Any advice about what you did would be so appreciated. I cannot wait to get this filing behind me; the emotional strain is terrible and I feel for anyone who has been through this. Thanks for your advice.