Drawing Disability -- can anyone help me? I worked for 9 years before my children were born. I've been a stay-at-home mom for 12 years and was trying to go back to work recently to help out with our enormous medical bills. The doctor told me flat out -- NO! See, I have fibromyalgia and was diagnosed about 4 weeks ago with Alzheimers. I'm only 39! Needless to say, this has been devasting news for me and my husband. I know that I didn't make alot of money when I worked, and then didn't work outside the home for 12 years, but now am unable to work. When I inquiry about disability, I'm looked upon like I'm looking for a handout and that we don't really need it. Can you draw disability under these circumstances? I hope no one else is in the same plight as I'm in, but would appreciate some help!